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.