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Saudi Border Guard Rescues Ukrainian female Sailor in Red Sea

Mon, 16.12.2019 15:41



Riyadh, Dec 6, 2019, "Al-Aflaj vessel" of the Border guard personnel in "Jazan" region evacuated a Ukrainian female sailor who was suffering from severe pain in the right side of her abdomen off coast of Jazan port in the Red Sea, it was reported.

The sick sailor was a member of the crew of the yacht called "SERENITY" sailing under the flag of Greece. According to Saudi Press Agency.

Border Guard spokesman Col. Misfer Ghannam Al-Quraini said that in accordance with the commitments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) 1979, and in continuation of the humanitarian tasks being provided by Border Guard in search and rescue operations, the meeting point was identified for the border guard vessel Al-Aflaj and the patient was evacuated to Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Maritime Base in "Jazan".

patient was transferred to Abu Arish General hospital in Jazan by an ambulance of the Saudi Red Crescent for tests, examinations and was provided with the necessary medical care, while the yacht continued sailing to its destination, the Port of Salalah in Oman.

Source: SPA

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