9 LOST SAILORS

Fam­ily mem­bers and col­leagues greet them at RMN base

New Straits Times - - News -

T.N. ALAGESH KUAN­TAN news@nst.com.my

IT is the kind of scene you see in movies of those adrift at sea — tak­ing only oc­ca­sional sips of wa­ter upon re­al­is­ing sup­ply is run­ning low, shar­ing sto­ries about fam­i­lies or jokes to kill time, and stay­ing awake at night fear­ing of be­ing hit by mer­chant ships.

That is ex­actly what nine Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) sailors ex­pe­ri­enced af­ter be­ing stranded at sea for 51 hours af­ter a com­mu­ni­ca­tion glitch saw their boat lose con­tact with RMN’s fast-at­tack craft (mis­sile) KD Per­dana about 29 nau­ti­cal miles off Tan­jung Sedili in Jo­hor on Satur­day.

De­spite ap­pear­ing sun­burned, the sailors were in high spir­its yes­ter­day as they re­turned with the re­main­ing crew of KD Per­dana to RMN’s Naval Re­gion 1 Base in Tan­jung Ge­lang at 10am.

They were greeted by fam­ily mem­bers, col­leagues and RMN

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