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17 fishermen rescued from Bay

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Members of the Bangladesh Navy have rescued 17 fishermen from a fishing boat named ‘Khwaja Ajmir’ which had been floating in the Bay of Bengal, 60 km away from Cox’s Bazar, for six days due to engine failure.  

Navy ship ‘Anusandhan’ rescued the fishing boat along with the fishermen on Thursday noon, said a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday.

The rescued fishermen are Mubarak Ali, Abu Saeed, Ismail, Rabiul Hannan, Mohammadullah, Rabiul Hossain, Rezaur Karim, Md Ayes, Nurul Alam, Nurul Azgar, Md Hannan, A Khaleq, Adam Badshah, Mobinul Islam, Md Mamun, Md Zakir and Nurul Mostafa. They all hail from Kutubdia.

On November 5, the fishing boat with 17 fishermen went to sea to catch fish. Later, when the engine of the boat went out of work, it remained floating in the sea for the last six days.  

The navy ship patrolling rescued the fishermen and the boat. The ship’s crew provided first aid and food for the rescued fishermen.

The fishermen were handed over to the boat owner at Kutubdia on Friday.