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Egyptian navy rescues tourists from boat in distress off Hurghada

Ahram Online , Sunday 23 Jul 2017
Egyptian navy officers with the rescued passengers at Hurghada port (Photo:Egyptian armed forces)
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The Egyptian navy has rescued 10 people from a boat in distress near the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, the armed forces announced on Sunday.

According to a statement released by the army spokesman, naval units received an SOS from a tourist boat, Freedom, that had broken down eight miles off the coast. 

Naval units managed to evacuate the 10 people on board, including three crew members. They also transported the boat to Hurghada port. 

Hurghada is located in Red Sea governorate.

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