10 fishermen rescued in the Red Sea

Ten fishermen were rescued after their boat broke down near the Jabal al-Zayt area in the Red Sea, the Rescue and Environmental Protection Society (REPS) in Hurghada announced.

Director of REPS Hassan al-Tayyeb said that a fishing boat was near their site and pulled the broken down fishing boat to shore. There were no injuries among the fishermen.

Initial investigations found that the fishermen were on a fishing trip and were surprised by the vessel’s failure.

Tayyeb said that he received a notification from the Rescue Operations Center and the Red Sea Operations Center on Friday that they received a distress signal regarding a fishing boat carrying 10 Egyptian nationals that broken down in the Jabal al-Zayt area in the northern Red Sea, and they asked for help.

He added that the marine units near the site were notified to intervene and they dispatched a rescue vessel for REPS.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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