Sri Lankan sailor rescued off Jazan, Saudi

Sri Lankan sailor rescued off Jazan, Saudi

December 6, 2010   07:08 am


Saudi Border Guards in Jazan have rescued a Sri Lankan sailor after they received information from the captain of a ship that he was injured during his journey from Spain to Malaysia.


Maj. Gen. Zameem Al-Sawat, director of the Border Guards in this southern province, said the rescue operation took place on Friday.


Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Al-Ayedi, commander of Border Guards in Jazan instructed Col. Yahya Jabari, commander of marine units, to save the injured sailor who had lost some of his fingers. Measures have been taken to provide the sailor with necessary medical care before sending him to his country, in accordance with international regulations.


Maj. Gen. Al-Ayedi, who followed the rescue operation, noted the role of marine patrol officers in protecting security and providing guidance and other assistance to sailors, Arab News reports.

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