Saudi Border Guards evacuate injured sailor from Red Sea platform

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Updated 02 July 2019

Saudi Border Guards evacuate injured sailor from Red Sea platform

  • The patient was a 45-year-old Indian on board the Djibouti-flagged merchant Al-Sultan 
  • He was taken to a hospital in Jazan, southern KSA, for treatment

JEDDAH: Saudi Border Guards took part in a major operation to evacuate a sick and injured sailor from a floating platform in the Red Sea.

The 45-year-old Indian was on board the Djibouti-flagged Al-Sultan, located about 170 km northwest of Farasan island, off the southwestern Saudi coast.

Border Guards spokesman, Lt. Col. Misfer bin Ghannam Al-Quraini, said the Joint Marine Rescue Coordination Center (JMRCC) in Jeddah was alerted by marine services company Alphard Maritime and requested to assist in recovering the patient who had a foot injury, rash, abdominal cramps, and possible internal bleeding.

Under medical advice the sailor was moved onto a platform support boat before being transferred to Border Guards vessel Rafha and then taken to Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Maritime Base in Jazan. An ambulance then took the patient to a hospital in Jazan for treatment.


King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

Updated 17 October 2019

King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

RIYADH: King Salman appointed Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Sayari as deputy governor for the Kingdom’s central bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Al-Sayari was previously SAMA's deputy governor for investment.

He thanked King Salman for the appointment and the confidence placed in him.