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.


MoU signed to facilitate investment in Saudi Arabia

Updated 21 February 2020

MoU signed to facilitate investment in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to step up cooperation, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Under the MoU, the two authorities will establish a joint working group to boost cooperation in several areas including facilitation provided to investors, conducting economic studies of the market, building partnerships with commercial and industrial bodies and local companies, launching businesses, promoting the ease of doing business, providing logistic support, participating in local and international exhibitions, forums and special visits and exchanging knowledge and information.

All this will predominantly be in aid of attracting local and foreign investors. 

“SAGIA believes in the importance of such cooperation that can unify and multiply the efforts in a way that sets the world’s attention on the Kingdom’s cultural and heritage treasures and investment opportunities,” said SAGIA Gov. Ibrahim Al-Omar.

“This is done through close cooperation with DGDA to highlight these opportunities and market them internationally and locally. This MoU is a step in the right direction to achieve the objectives and directives of both bodies.”

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the DGDA, said: “Cooperating with SAGIA is one of the most important international investment motors to attract local and international investments to the Kingdom. This comes at a time where developing the Kingdom’s investment infrastructure is found within the objectives of its Vision 2030.

“At DGDA, we aim at attracting the best technologies and regional and international investments to the Kingdom. This will contribute to the improvement of the local economy and promote our objectives seeking to turn Diriyah into the Kingdom’s gem and an international economic tourist destination,” he added.