IRGC Navy Rescues 8 Fishermen in Persian Gulf
- April, 20, 2021 - 10:34
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps naval forces have saved the lives of eight Iranian sailors whose fishing boat sank near Qeshm Island, an official said.
Deputy director of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran in the southern province of Hormozgan said on Monday that timely action by the IRGC Navy servicemen saved the lives of sailors.
A fishing boat with 8 crew members on board had a technical accident 2 miles south of Qeshm island at around 4 pm local time on Monday, the official noted, saying the doomed boat sent out a mayday signal as it was sinking.
An IRGC Navy vessel picked up the distress signal and rescued all fishermen from the water, he added.
The IRGC Navy is tasked with ensuring security in the Persian Gulf, preventing the violation of environmental regulations, countering illegal fishing, and protecting the Iranian sailors and fishermen.