The Financial Express

17 stranded fishermen rescued from Bay of Bengal

| Updated: August 04, 2021 19:15:14

File photo used for representational purpose. (Collected) File photo used for representational purpose. (Collected)

The Bangladesh Navy, in the small hours of Wednesday, rescued as many as 17 fishermen from a trawler that broke down in the Bay of Bengal.

An officer from the naval headquarters said the fishing trawler, ‘Tamanna Munshi-4’, ventured into deep waters with 17 fishermen onboard 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, reports UNB.

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

The rescued fishermen have been given first aid and food, the officer said.

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