Egyptian navy rescues Turkish-flagged boat in Mediterranean Sea

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-23 20:37:12|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Egypt naval forces rescued a boat with the Turkish flag in the Mediterranean Sea, the armed forces said in a statement on Friday.

"The boat sent a distress signal on Thursday noon that it encountered a technical failure 260 km north of the city of Sidi Barrani on the north coast of Egypt," the statement said.

The forces then sent the Egyptian frigate "Al-Zafer" to the site of the accident.

They managed to evacuate 57 people on board the boat, it added.

The passengers received necessary medical treatment at Naval Base in Jarjoub on the border with Libya, the statement added. Enditem