KUALA TERENGGANU: The body of another victim of the fishing boat capsize tragedy in waters off Redang Island has been found.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Terengganu director Maritime Captain Muhammad Suffi Mohd Ramli said the body of 49-year-old Raja Zainudin Raja Ibrahim, the fourth deceased, was found 9.4 nautical miles north of Redang Island at 12.30pm after a local fisherman reported seeing a floating object at 11am on Saturday (Aug 13).
"The maritime asset of Bagahak Maritime Ship was dispatched to the location. The body was taken to Terengganu Maritime Jetty before the identification process and post-mortem was carried out at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu," he said in a statement, adding that the identity of Raja Zainudin was confirmed by his wife Rosainy Mohd Zin.
Muhammad Suffi, in a statement on Friday (Aug 12), announced that the search and rescue operation for two more missing local fishermen, namely Raja Zainudin and Ahmad Zamri Ishak, 66, ended at 7pm as there were no new leads.
In the 10pm incident on Monday (Aug 8), the fishing boat with six men capsized after being hit by a storm at a position approximately 10 nautical miles from Redang Island.
Another victim, Muhammad Kamaruddin Yudi, 31, survived, while three other victims, namely Saludin Ismail, 50, Ahmad Nazri Ishak, 48, and Zulkifli Umar, 48, were found drowned in different locations approximately 1.7 to 1.9 nautical miles off Redang Island on Wednesday. – Bernama