RIYADH: Saudi Border Guards’ ship Al-Laith evacuated a 34-year old Chinese sailor, who had with a broken right hand, from on a maritime ship’s deck north of Jeddah Islamic Port, in the Red Sea.
Border Guards spokesman, Lt. Col. Misfer bin Ghannam Al-Quraini, said that the Jeddah Maritime Rescue and Search Center received a call from the captain of a ship sailing from the US port of Charleston to a port in Vietnam, bearing a Hong Kong flag, on a case of an ill sailor who needed evacuation.
The center pinpointed the position of the ship to carry out the evacuation operation immediately.
The sailor, who did not have COVID-19, was transported to a Saudi hospital, where all precautionary and necessary medical measures were taken. His condition is now stable.