KUALA TERENGGANU: A fisherman is feared to have drowned after falling into the sea in Chendering waters here on Monday (May 16) morning.
In the 5.30am incident, the victim T. Razali Wok, 74, from Kampung Raja in Chendering, was believed to have fallen into the sea while returning from a squid-jigging trip with three friends, including the skipper.
Terengganu Maritime director Maritime Captain Muhammad Suffi Ramli said the disappearance of the victim was only discovered by his friends at a distance of four nautical miles from the Chendering base.
"Upon receiving the report, the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC) activated a search-and-rescue operation using the Perkasa 1234 boat.
"Efforts to locate the victim are being actively carried out,” he said in a statement Monday.
Following the incident, Muhammad Suffi advised the public, especially the maritime community, to prioritise safety by always wearing a life jacket while at sea. - Bernama