LUWUPOS.COM ■ While conducting a sector patrol (patsek), KN Gajah Laut - 404 Bakamla RI succeeded in rescuing the fishing motor boat (KMN) El Shadai 001 which had suffered engine failure for two days, in the waters of the Bangka Strait, yesterday (29/9 / 2019).
KMN El Shadai 001 was rescued with all of his three crew members.
Initially, the patsek conducted by KN Gajah Laut - 404 was focused on finding broken raft rumpons based on fishermen reports.
KN Gajah Laut - 404 then conducted a search by estimating the drift direction based on current and wind.
When the search entered the Bangka Strait waters, on the right side of KN Gajah Laut - 404 KMN El Shadai 001 was seen floating.
The three crew members were seen giving signs by waving life jackets and asking KN Gajah Laut for help - 404.
After being approached, it is known that KMN El Shadai 001 suffered engine shutdown for two days and one night in Makalei Waters, and was swept away to the Bangka Strait Waters.
In addition, it was also informed that KMN El Shadai 001 had obtained a raft of broken and drifting FADs. However, when moving back to Bitung, the KMN experienced engine failure.
Furthermore KN Gajah Laut - 404 evacuated KMN El Shadai 001 along with the entire crew, and was escorted to the Kamla Fleet Base Pier in the Central Maritime Zone in Serei.