On 24 May, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) declared that a collaboration of different Qatari forces successfully rescued a Korean national after he fell from a merchant vessel in Qatari waters.
The joint search and rescue teams immediately acted after information regarding this incident reached them from the crew members of the cargo ship.
The search and rescue teams comprised the Internal Security Force dubbed “Lekhwiya”, the General Directorate of Coasts and Border Security, the Maritime and Air Search and Rescue teams, and the Amiri Naval and Air Force.
Intensified search activities at the same location of the vessel and surrounding marine zones ensued, with the joint forces using helicopters and advanced marine vessels.
The joint efforts got over 24 hours later, with the missing individual found in the water.
On being saved, the individual was transported to Hamad Hospital directly for first aid.
References: Gulf Times, The Peninsula Qatar
Shipping News You Would Like:
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Latest Shipping News You Would Like:
Get the Latest Maritime News Delivered to Your Inbox!
Our free, fast, and fun newsletter on the global maritime industry, delivered everyday.