MMEA rescues four anglers after boat engine failure

17 Feb 2020 / 11:02 H.

KUALA PERLIS: Four anglers have been rescued by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) after their boat experienced faulty engine at Sungai Baru, Perlis while returning from a fishing trip at about 6.50pm on Saturday.

Kuala Perlis Maritime Zone director Commander Nurulazme Zakariah in a statement issued today, said a patrol boat was rushed to the scene after receiving a report on the incident at 5.20pm and located the boat and four anglers at the 8.1 nautical miles southwest of Sungai Baru, Perlis.

In the incident, the boat which was ferrying four anglers, aged 33 to 43, suffered faulty gearbox and found adrift about three nautical miles away, 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 04-9851072 or 04-9851162 in case of an emergency at sea. — Bernama

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