Special Bachok squad to search for two missing anglers

BACHOK (BERNAMA) – The Bachok Area Fishermen Association has set up a special squad with 10 boats to look for two more missing persons in Monday’s boat tragedy, 13 nautical miles from Kuala Kemasin estuary.

Its chairman Saripudin Ishak said the squad comprising class A boats with at least 20 coastal fishermen has extended the search to 30 nautical miles, from the last time they were seen.

“We also notified about 20 trawlers operating at night to monitor and report to the authorities if they find bodies stuck in their net,” he said when met at the Fish Marketing Jetty in Kuala Kemasin yesterday.

The two missing victims, Arman Ismail, 43, and Che Wadi Bakar, 44 were in a group of 20 anglers when their boat capsized. Six of their friends were found dead, while 12 were rescued.