Qatar Forces Save Seafarer Who ‘Fell Off’ Ship

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On 24th May, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced that Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue teams, rescued a Korean national after he fell from a merchant vessel in Qatari waters, reports the Peninsula.

Korean national rescued

As informed, the joint search and rescue teams acted immadiately after receiving information about the incident from the cargo ship’s crew.

Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue teams of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), the Amiri Naval Forces and the Amiri Air Force rescued, in a joint operation, a Korean citizen after he fell from a merchant ship that had entered Qatari waters,” said in a Twitter statement, the ministry.

As explained, intensified search activities at the same location of the vessel and surrounding marine zones ensued.

The joint efforts got over 24 hours later. The individual was transported to Hamad Hospital directly for first aid.

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Source: The Peninsula


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