Fishermen stranded for 24 hours before rescued
Three fishermen were stranded at sea for more than 24 hours before being rescued at Kepala Batas, Penang. Prior to the event, they were reported missing. Check out the full story below.
How the fishermen get stranded at sea
Afzanizul Zakaria, 44, Ruzaini Saad, 43, and Muhammad Firdaus Shamsudin, 34, were supposed to return to Sungai Tembus Fisherman’s Jetty around noon on Sunday. However, their boat ran out of fuel before they reached the jetty. The trio went fishing at 5 a.m. that morning.
The men then drifted at sea off the coast of Langkawi, Kedah. Seven hours later and their food supply had also run out by then.
“There were no other boats nearby. We prayed hard to be able to return safely to our families in Penaga. While adrift, there was a storm at sea that (Sunday) night. We sought shelter inside the boat, praying that the boat would not overturn due to strong waves”, said Afzanizul.
Luckily, a trawler boat happened to be nearby and came to their aid after they raised the red flag. They were provided with food, drink, and fuel as soon as they were rescued.
Seberang Prai Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Radzi Ahmad, was at the jetty to tend to the fishermen after being stranded for more than 24 hours.
“The trio, who arrived at the jetty here at 10:30 a.m. today, were taken to the Kepala Batas Hospital for medical examination,” he added. – NST
Cerita Malaysia was glad that the fishermen were rescued after being stranded for 24 hours at the sea with a little supply of food. So, what do you think about this story? Have you heard of similar events before? Let us know in the comment below.
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