Five fishermen missing after boat sinks off Egypt's Port Said

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 May 2017

Five Egyptian fishermen have gone missing after their fishing boat collided with another vessel and sank in the Mediterranean Sea near the city of Port Said, state news agency MENA said on Sunday.

Two crew members were rescued by boats in the vicinity of the incident, which occured on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, as of Sunday afternoon, rescue forces continued to search the area for the five missing crew members, MENA added.

A total of seven men were aboard the boat when the incident happened.

Earlier in May, Egypt's navy rescued 23 tourists and eight crew members after their boat caught fire in the Red Sea, of Hurghada.

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