Sunday, 23 August 2009

Lebanese ship drown off Yemeni coasts

By Nasser Arrabyee/23/08/2009

A total of eleven sailors were rescued by the Yemeni coast guards after their Lebanese ship drowned off the eastern Yemeni coasts, official sources said Sunday.

The coast guards official said that two sailors went missing after the drowning of the ship about 30 miles off the Nashtoon Harbour of Al Mahra province at the far east of Yemen.

The coast guards found a dead body for one of the two missing sailors and they are still searching for the other one, the official said.

The official made it clear that the stricken Lebanese ship, named Sara Hanem, was in its way to Somalia coming from the Emirate of Sharjah in UAE carrying about 4800 tons of goods.

Thirteen sailors were on the board of Sara Hanem, nine of them Indians, three Syrians and one Egyptian, the Defense Ministry website quoted the unidentified official as saying.

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