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Four rescued after drifting at sea for nine hours

Four anglers floated for nine hours in the high oceans when their boat upset subsequent to being hit by solid waves 3.9 nautical miles southwest of Pantai Perpat, close here, at 12 PM on Thursday.

Johor Maritime Operations agent chief Capt (sea) Simon Templer Lo Tusa said subsequent to getting a report on the occurrence at 12.15pm that the Johor Bahru sea salvage sub-focus enacted Op Carilamat to look for the people in question, matured somewhere in the range of 25 and 34.

He said two boats shipped off the scene recognized a blue fishing boat which was accounted for to have inverted with four crew members ready.

“An AW139 airplane was likewise conveyed in air identification and search activities with the help of the Malaysian Maritime Sea Surveillance System (SWASLA) radar,” he said in an assertion, today.

Simon said the people in question, all local people, were tracked down protected at 10.8 nautical miles southwest of the Batu Pahat estuary around 9am earlier today by one more fishing boat that partook in Op Carilamat.

“The four casualties from Pontian Kechil are protected and every one of them have gotten back to their families,” he said.

In the mean time, in Kota Tinggi, the hunt and salvage (SAR) activity to find the missing casualties in the boat overturn occurrence in Tanjung Balau, Kota Tinggi proceeded with this evening in spite of the terrible climate conditions.

“A sum of 18 individuals from different offices will be watching the ocean side this evening,” Pangkalan Hadapan Carilamat of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said.

The SAR activity is presently entering its third day with 21 fatalities, 13 saved while in excess of 16 others are as yet absent.

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