Saudi border guards rescue sick Indian sailor

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A frigate from Jazan region’s Border Guards rescued on Saturday a 40-year-old Indian sailor who lost consciousness onboard a ship in the Red Sea west of Jazan port. (Saudi Border Guards)
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A frigate from Jazan region’s Border Guards rescued on Saturday a 40-year-old Indian sailor who lost consciousness onboard a ship in the Red Sea west of Jazan port. (Saudi Border Guards)
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A frigate from Jazan region’s Border Guards rescued on Saturday a 40-year-old Indian sailor who lost consciousness onboard a ship in the Red Sea west of Jazan port. (Saudi Border Guards)
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Updated 02 February 2020

Saudi border guards rescue sick Indian sailor

  • Al-Quraini said that JMRSC located the ship 51 miles to the northwest of Al-Farasan Island, and carried out the rescue operation
  • The sailor was transported to Alemies General Hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition

JEDDAH: A frigate from Jazan region’s Border Guards rescued on Saturday a 40-year-old Indian sailor who lost consciousness onboard a ship in the Red Sea west of Jazan port.
Border Guard’s official spokesman, Lt. Col. Misfer bin Ghannam Al-Quraini, said that in line with the Kingdom’s adherence to the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) of 1979, the Jeddah Maritime Rescue and Search Center (JMRSC) received a stress call from the captain of the “Markab” ship, carrying a Djibouti flag, asking for help after an Indian sailor lost conscious and needed medical assistance.


Al-Quraini said that JMRSC located the ship 51 miles to the northwest of Al-Farasan Island, and carried out the rescue operation.
He said that the frigate reached the Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Maritime Base in Jazan and was received by medical staff and Jazan Port’s passport department. The patient was transported to Alemies General Hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition.


Desalination tunnel project completed in Saudi Arabia’s Taif

Updated 18 September 2020

Desalination tunnel project completed in Saudi Arabia’s Taif

  • The project, carried out by the Kingdom’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), took 19 months to complete

LONDON: Work on the longest desalinated water pipeline tunnel system in the world has been completed, project coordinators in Saudi Arabia announced on Friday.

The tunnel, which measures 12.5 kilometers long at a width of 8.4 meters, will pump desalinated water to reservoirs in Taif to meet the demand for water in the governorate and in its villages in the southern Al-Baha region.

The project, carried out by the Kingdom’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), took 19 months to complete — starting with excavation work at Al-Hada mountains — and has shortened the distance of water reaching Taif by more than 40km.

Makkah region officials tweeted about the completion of the project, which was completed ahead of schedule.

SWCC said it was ready to receive water in its storage units in Taif and estimate that desalinated water will begin reaching Al-Baha region in the third quarter of 2021.