Skipper, five anglers missing near Nibong Tebal

NIBONG TEBAL: A skipper and five anglers are feared missing after they failed to return from a fishing trip from the Tanjung Berembang jetty near here on Sunday (Feb 10).

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) captain Hamizan Harun said the anglers had left the jetty in a red, blue and black striped boat at 8am and did not return today.

"The boatman and five anglers departed at about 8am yesterday and have yet to return.

"A brother of a victim lodged a police report after failing to contact the victim," he said.

A search and rescue operation has been activated following the report.

Those with information may contact the MMEA operation centre in Penang at 04-2626 146.