GEORGE TOWN (Bernama) – The search and rescue operation (SAR) for two local fishermen missing in Kuala Muda waters near Penaga, Kepala Batas has been expanded to 135 square nautical miles.
According to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), the two victims have yet to be found and the operation continued today with the maritime vessel (KM) Tugau.
“Penang Maritime is aso being assisted by a team of four fishermen with one fishing boat from the Kuala Muda Fishermen’s Jetty. Yesterday’s search sector involves an area of 135 square nautical miles,” MMEA said in a statement.
The two fishermen were reported missing after the fibreglass boat they were in did not return to the jetty since last Friday.
The boat manned by fisherman Yashir Abd Hamid with one crew went to sea from the Kuala Muda Jetty at about 4pm last Friday.