The boat went adrift in the sea following an engine failure on Sunday afternoon
The Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) has rescued some 15 fishermen who were stranded in a boat for three days in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Bhasan Char.
The boat went adrift in the sea following an engine failure around 3:30pm on Sunday, about 16 nautical miles southeast of Bhasan Char.
Coast Guard East Zone Staff Officer (Operations) Lieutenant Commander M Habibur Rahman said that the fishing boat “FV Surma-1” with the 15 fishermen went fishing in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday.
“Around 3:30pm, the boat's engine broke down just off Bhasan Char. The boatmen called 999 to seek help after they were able to connect to the mobile network. The fishermen were rescued later that evening and taken to Bhasan Char around 9pm. They were given food and first aid at our station,” he added.
The process of handing over the rescued fishermen to their families was underway, the BCG official said.