9 LOST SAILORS
Family members and colleagues greet them at RMN base
T.N. ALAGESH KUANTAN firstname.lastname@example.org
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