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Navy rescues 17 stranded fishermen from Bay of Bengal

  • Published at 01:42 pm August 4th, 2021
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A navy ship pulls a fishing boat stranded at sea to safety on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Bangla Tribune

A call to national emergency number 999 led to their rescue

The Bangladesh Navy, in the small hours of Wednesday, rescued as many as 17 fishermen from a trawler that broke down in the Bay of Bengal.

An officer from the naval headquarters told UNB that the fishing trawler, “Tamanna Munshi 4”, ventured into deep waters with 17 fishermen on board on August 1.

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That very day, the engine of the boat went out of order, forcing the fishermen to remain stranded in the sea for three days.

A team from the Bangladesh Navy rescued the stranded fishermen five miles away from Kutubdia point after the master of the trawler made an SOS call to the national emergency number 999.

The rescued fishermen have been given first aid and food, the officer said.