Environment ministry launches fishing training program for young Saudis 

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture will begin the project in September. (File Photo: AFP)
Updated 08 July 2018
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Environment ministry launches fishing training program for young Saudis 

Young Saudis are being urged to go to sea under a new progam aimed at training a new generation of fishermen.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture will begin the project in September, the Saudi Press Agency said. 

The ministry's undersecretary, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Eyada, said the program is in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of labor and social development to increase the number of Saudis employed in the sector.

The program is among several projects the Kingdom is undertaking as part of the economic reforms under the National Transformation Program 2020.

The program will manage awareness campaigns, prepare ports, and provide attractive logistic services, as well as enhance fishing techniques.  

Other local departments will provide training programs for Saudi fishermen.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.