Egypt Independent

Egyptian Navy rescues 38 people from sinking boat



The Egyptian Navy rescued 38 passengers in a tourist yacht before it sunk, 26 of which were tourists and the other 12 the yacht’s crew members.

In a Facebook statement on Monday, the spokesperson for the Armed Forces said that the General Command of the Armed Forces dispatched naval units in charge of securing the Red Sea Naval Base’s waters to rescue the passengers.

The Navy forces successfully accomplished their mission. The yacht sunk due to technical errors and all passengers received medical assistance once they arrived at the Red Sea Naval Base.

Egyptian Naval forces previously rescued two French tourists from drowning south of the Red Sea in March, after their sailing boat was hit by 40-knot wind speed, causing the boat to sink.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm