Mother hopes for missing son’s return

Mother hopes for missing son’s return

Mother hopes for missing son's return

BAYAN LEPAS: It has been more than a month since the cargo ship MV Dai Cat 06 was reported missing on Jan 1 but to date, there has been no clue as to what happened to the ship.

The parents of one of the ship’s crew members, Mohamad Syafarizan Mohd Noor, 24, are still hoping that their eldest son will return home safe and sound, sometime soon.

Syafarizan’s mother, Siti Nur Hasanah, 47, said that since they found out about the ship’s disappearance, she had been struggling in convincing herself that her son was still at work as usual.

However, as a mother, she is unable to keep her tears from flowing each and every time her youngest child asks about Syafarizan and when he will return home.

“Syafarizan was very close with all six of his younger siblings, especially our youngest child Danial who is only 7 years old. I tell him that his older brother is working on the ship somewhere in Sarawak and that he will return home once he is done with work.

“Syafarizan is engaged to be married to his sweetheart last year. As a mother, I can only keep on praying that he returns home safely and celebrates Hari Raya with us,” said Siti Nur Hasanah when met at their family home in Taman Sahabat here yesterday (Feb 21).

The cargo ship said to have been carrying a shipment of metal pipes was reported missing after departing from a jetty in Perak on Dec 23 last year and it was supposed to have arrived in Sarawak on Dec 31 last year.


The ship’s last known location, detected using the Automatic Identification System (AIS) on Jan 1, was in Indonesian waters about 0.2 nautical miles from the maritime boundary with Johor.

Speaking further, Siti Nur Hasanah said that her son who was firm and loved to offer a helping hand, enjoyed his work.

The last time she was in contact with Syafarizan was when the ship was in the waters off the coast of Perak, and he told her that the ship, which belonged to a company in Vietnam and registered in Kuching, was facing some problems.

“We only knew that the ship disappeared after watching the news on television on the night that it was reported missing.

“Just three days before the ship went missing, I felt worried and restless because I could not get in touch with him and I dreamt that the ship was hijacked, but I just brushed it off as being a bad dream.

“We never ever expected to receive news that the ship had gone missing along with the crew of five, which includes my son, it just does not make sense,” she said.

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