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Navy ship heads to Tioman to rescue tourists


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

KUANTAN: The Royal Malaysian Navy deployed the KD Terengganu vessel to rescue 123 tourists stranded on Pulau Tioman after the passenger ferry service between the island and mainland was halted due to bad weather and rough seas.

The Maritime Region 1 (Mawilla 1) in Tanjung Gelang near here had deployed the navy vessel at midnight on Tuesday after the Pahang state secretariat called for help.

“The passenger ferry service was halted due to rough seas and bad weather,” said a statement issued by Mawilla 1 yesterday.

It added that the ship was also taking food from the Rompin Social Welfare Department for the residents of Pulau Tioman. — Bernama

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