Saudi maritime authorities evacuate sick Turkish sailor

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Authorities evacuated the sailor and transferred him to a hospital. (SPA)
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The Turkish sailor had a fever. (SPA)
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The sailor was onboard of a ship with Marshall Islands flag. (SPA)
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Updated 08 August 2020

Saudi maritime authorities evacuate sick Turkish sailor

  • The sailor was suffering from high body temperature
  • Authorities took precautionary coronavirus measures and transferred him to a hospital

DUBAI: Jeddah’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Center evacuated a sick Turkish sailor aboard a tanker on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.
The unnamed sailor, crewing for a tanker flying a Marshall Islands flag, had to be evacuated as he had fever
As a precaution, authorities implemented coronavirus measures during his evacuation and subsequent transfer to Prince Mohammed bin Nasser hospital in Jazan after briefing local authorities, the report added.
The sailor is now in a stable condition and the tanker’s agent was briefed on precautionary measures, officials said.


Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

Updated 24 September 2020

Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

JEDDAH: The Public Investment Fund’s National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO) has opened a new automated warehouse in King Abdullah Economic City that provides comprehensive distribution and storage for the state health sector.
This is part of NUPCO’s efforts to support the health sector and provide smart supply chains and high-quality logistical services in a partnership agreement with a pioneering private company.
The warehouse is one of NUPCO’s largest warehouses in the Kingdom, with an area covering 300,000 square meters. It is fully automated, with the latest technologies and advanced logistical services.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Shebel, the CEO of NUPCO, said that the warehouse represented the strategic partnership between NUPCO and private sector companies for public health facilities at its best.
It will provide advanced medical services and contribute to the health of the Saudi community.
He noted that after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NUPCO equipped the warehouse in record time to increase the level of support for health facilities.