KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN)’s combat boat CB90 which went missing off Pulau Mengalum in Sabah on Sunday has been found and all its seven crew members are reported safe, said RMN chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar.
Abdul Aziz, who disclosed the development in his Twitter account, confirmed that the boat commander Lieutenant Azri Bakar had made a call via radio to inform that all the crew members were safe.
“Boat CB204: Lt Azri, boat commander informs KD Ganas via Ch16, boat and all crew members are safe but hungry. Alhamdulillah,” he said in his Twitter account at 6.10pm yesterday.
In a statement on Sunday night, Abdul Aziz said the combat boat had left the navy base in Kota Kinabalu at 5am on Sunday before losing radio communication contact with another vessel at 11.15am.
The combat boat lost contact with KD Paus while they were heading to RMN’s ‘Station Lima’ at Terumbu Layang-Layang, Sabah.