Six seamen rescued in Persian Gulf

IRNA – Six crewmembers on board of a sunken cargo launch were rescued in Kharg Island, Persian Gulf, Deputy Director General of Bushehr Province Ports and Maritime Organization Nourollah Asa’di said.

The motor boat which was carrying goods from Dubai to Abadan crashed due to bad weather and storm, Asa’di told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Saturday.

After receiving a S.O.S message, the rescue boat was dispatched to the accident site, he said.

Kharg Island is a continental island in the Persian Gulf belonging to Iran. The island is located 25 km off the coast of Iran and 483 km northwest of the Strait of Hormuz.