Chittagong: Bangladesh Navy has rescued 12 fishermen alive from a fishing boat that was floating for 2 days due to engine failure near Qutubdia in the Bay of Bengal.
Bangladesh Navy ship Padma rescued them from a fishing boat named ‘FB Gausul Azam’ on Tuesday (September 20).
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced this information in a press release on Wednesday (September 21) afternoon.
The rescued fishermen were later handed over to the owner along with the boat at Baraghop Ghat in Qutubdia. The rescued fishermen are residents of Qutubdia area. They are Shamsul Alam (35), Shaukat Alam (40), Nishadur Rahman (25), Swapan Dash (45), Nizam Uddin (30), Md. Nashir (23), Md. Badsha Mia (48), Md. Ayub Ali (28), Md. Mofiz Alam (46), Md. Hossain (24), Sunil Dash (46) and Abul Kalam (33).
According to the press release, on September 15, the boat with 12 fishermen went to the sea for fishing. On the way, the engine of the boat broke down. The fishermen stayed at sea for two days while floating. The Bangladesh Navy ship Padma quickly arrived at the scene and rescued the fishermen alive along with the boat. After the rescue, the ship’s crew administered first aid and provided essential food and water to the fishermen.
Bangladesh Time: 1850 hours, September 21, 2022
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