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Egyptian naval forces rescue foreigners stranded in Aqaba Gulf

The visitors on board the Swiss yacht included French, Swiss, Spanish, Danish, British and Australian citizens

Ahmed Eleiba , Wednesday 21 Jul 2021
Rescued Yacht
Egyptian naval personnel with the rescued foreigners from the yacht pose for a photo on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Photo courtesy of Egyptian armed forces spokesman Facebook page
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Egyptian naval forces managed to rescue ten foreign visitors on Wednesday, whose yacht ran aground and was stranded on a coral reef in the Straits of Tiran in the Aqaba Gulf.

The visitors on board the Swiss yacht included French, Swiss, Spanish, Danish, British and Australian citizens, Armed Forces spokesperson Gharib Abdel Hafiz said.

The yacht ran aground at dawn and sent out a distress signal, which a unit of the naval forces responded to, the spokesperson said.

The naval unit evacuated all the people on the yacht, provided them with humanitarian support and accompanied them to one of the Egyptian ports to finish relevant procedures, he added.

Rescued Yacht
The image of the Yacht which was stranded in coral reefs in the Straits of Tiran in the Aqaba Gulf on Wednesday ,July 21, 2021. Photo courtesy of Egyptian armed forces spokesman Facebook page

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