MMEA rescues four anglers left adrift after engine failure


  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Feb 2020

KUALA PERLIS (Bernama): Four anglers have been rescued by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) after their boat experienced a faulty engine at Sungai Baru, Perlis, while returning from a fishing trip at about 5.30pm Saturday (Feb 15).

Kuala Perlis Maritime Zone director Commander Nurulazme Zakariah, in a statement issued Monday (Feb 17), said a patrol boat was rushed to the scene after receiving a report on the incident and located the boat and four anglers 8.1 nautical miles south-west of Sungai Baru, Perlis.

In the incident, the boat that was ferrying four anglers, aged 33 to 43, suffered a faulty gearbox and drifted off course until located by MMEA team, he said.

He said all four anglers were uninjured and taken to the Kuala Perlis Customs jetty.

"The MMEA will continue to patrol and monitor the country’s borders and waters from time to time to prevent smuggling, encroachment and criminal activities in the northern waters of peninsular Malaysia, ” he said.

He also advised the public to call MERS 999 or the Kuala Perlis Maritime Zone operations centre at 04-985 1072 or 04-985 1162 in case of an emergency at sea. - Bernama

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