3 fishermen rescued in Miri after boat sinks due to bad weather

Offshore workers at the Platform Helang oil rig help with hoisting up the three fishermen after they were spotted floating inside two ice boxes this morning.

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Three fishermen in boat capzised incident in Miri found, SAR to be resume on Sunday to find fisherman missing from another boat sunk incident

MIRI, July 22: Three local fishermen that went missing after their boat capzised during bad weather conditions on July 19, have been rescued at sea today (July 22) and are safe.

They were rescued by offshore rig workers after they were found floating without food and water, after their boat sank following strong winds and bad weather conditions.

According to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Miri director Captain Maritime Mohd Shafie Paing during a press conference held on Saturday afternoon at Maeina Jetty here, the trio, Zaini Jana, 43, Annuar Amin, 54, and Junaidi Nyamin, 70, were found at 10.15am this morning by offshore workers at Helang Platform, 32 Nautical Miles Northwest off Kuala Baram.

“All three of them were discovered floating inside two bright orange ice boxes,” he told local media.

“They appeared to be exhausted and suffering from mild dehydration,” he added.

The trio have been airlifted to Miri Hospital for further medical attention.

Meanwhile, the Search and Rescue operation (SAR) to find another missing fisherman from another boat, identified as Masni Jana, 60, who was onboard the ill-fated vessel will resume on Sunday.

The boat, which was carrying Masni and two other fishermen (who were subsequently rescued) also sank that same day in a separate location.

“The SAR area will be expanded to find Masni,” said Shafie.

Today’s SAR covered 1,020 nautical square miles in search of the missing fishermen. — DayakDaily