O n September 21, a fishing boat named FV Surma-1 went to the Sangu Gas Field area of the Bay of Bengal to catch fish carrying 15 fishermen from Hatia Police Station under Noakhali District.
Later, on September 23, at approximately 8 pm, the engine of the boat exploded and it began to float in the sea, about 15 nautical miles southwest of the Sangu gas field.
In this situation, on September 26, at around 4.30 pm, the fishing boat came under the mobile network and Coast Guard East Zone conducted a rescue mission.
As per the instructions of the Staff Officer (Operations), a rescue team from Coast Guard Station in Bhasan Char rushed to the spot and was able to rescue all the 15 fishermen.
Lt. Commander Amirul Haque, media officer at the Bangladesh Coast Guard headquarters, confirmed the news, saying the 15 rescued fishermen had been brought to the Coast Guard station in Bhasan Char and were given food and medical treatment. The rescued fishermen are being handed over to their families.
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The Coast Guard has continued and will continue to conduct regular rescue operations in the coastal areas along with maintaining law and order, public security as well as curb piracy, robbery and drug trade in the areas covered by the Bangladesh Coast Guard.