SAR ops launched for 10 missing anglers, three boat crew members off Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has activated a search and rescue (SAR) operation for a boat with 10 anglers and three crew members which went missing in Besut waters.

Terengganu Maritime director Maritime Capt Muhammad Suffi Ramli said the boat, with registration number KNF 7040, left the Pengkalan Kubu jetty in Kuala Besut at 10am last Saturday (June 25).

“The boat failed to return as scheduled yesterday and could not be contacted.

“The Maritime Rescue and Search Coordination Centre in Kuantan activated the SAR for the boat at 11.45am today,” he said in a statement Thursday (June 30).

He said the seafaring community and the public who have any information on the incident should contact the MERS 999 line or Kuala Terengganu Maritime Operations Centre at 09-622 4357. – Bernama