THREE INDONESIAN FISHERMEN RESCUED BY MMEA SHIP

12 Jul 2013 11:19

LUMUT, July 6 (Bernama) -- A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) ship rescued three Indonesian fishermen in the waters off Lumut about 32.5 nautical miles northwest of Pangkor here yesterday evening, following boat engine failure.

The MMEA vessel was on its way to conduct search and rescue operations for a local fisherman who was reported missing at sea when it spotted the boat afloat and the three crew members appearing lifeless.

Lumut Maritime 3 enforcement chief Captain Abdul Razak Johan said upon checking, it was found that the boat had encountered engine trouble and the three fishermen kept afloat for three days without food.

Speaking to reporters here today, he said the boat was based in Aceh Tamiang, Acheh while the fishermen were identified as Bransyah, 34, Maad Kurniaan, 23, and Tengku Darma, 17.

The MMEA vessel towed the boat to the Kampung Acheh fisheries jetty here to hand over to the Indonesian Embassy.

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