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Navy rescues 17 stranded fishermen from the Bay

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh Navy rescued 17 fishermen from a trawler that broke down in the Bay of Bengal in the early hours of Wednesday.

The fishing trawler, Tamanna Munshi 4, ventured into deep waters with 17 fishermen on board on August 1.

That very day, the engine of the boat went out of order, forcing the fishermen to remain stranded in the sea for three days, says an ISPR release.

A team from Bangladesh Navy rescued the stranded fishermen five miles away from Kutubdia point after the master of the trawler made an SOS call to the national emergency number 999.

The rescued fishermen have been given first aid and food.