Coast Guard rescues five stranded fishermen off Barguna

Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) Sunday rescued five fishermen from the Bay of Bengal after their fishing boat was stranded in the sea estuary.

BCG Station Nidraskina under the BCG South Zone spotted the boat while conducting an operation near Pakshidia in Barguna's Taltali at 2pm to seize returning boats that continued fishing defying a ban, Lieutenant Commander Khandaker Munif Taki, media officer at BCG headquarters, said.

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The fishermen said they were stranded after their boat's engine went out of order in Nidrarkhal.

"All the rescued fishermen are residents of the village Baro Ankujan Para of Taltoli. The rescued boat was sent back and fishermen to their families," Khandaker Munif said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh