News

4 Egyptian Fishermen Rescued After Being Lost at Sea for a Week

4 Egyptian Fishermen Rescued After Being Lost at Sea for a Week

Fishermen in Egypt (photo: Mohamed Kamal/codecarvings.com)

Earlier this week, four Egyptian fishermen (Chief Nagy, Gharib, Ahmed Nagy, and Mohamed) were found stranded on a Red Sea island near Shalateen, Daily News Egypt reports.

A source close to the survivors told reporters that bad weather and a technical malfunction in their speed boat caused the incident, adding that the vessel wasn’t suited for long voyages.

The fishermen were washed ashore after the wreck and were reportedly stranded on the island for almost a week with no food and little water and couldn’t report their status due to the lack of network coverage in the area.

According to local media, the fishermen were expected to return last Monday (on the 6th of January) after going out on a fishing trip along the coast of Hurghada, near Abu Ramada Island.

Red Sea Governor Amr Hefny ordered an aerial search and rescue after pleas from the families and Red Sea Fishermen Association President Gharib Saleh. A helicopter was reportedly dispatched to conduct the search for the missing fishermen, however, according to local media, the stranded seamen were rescued by the operators of a passing boat who notified the authorities soon after.

Did Egypt's Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik Propose the Sale of the Western Wall to Mandatory Palestine's Jews?
Post-GERD Talks Gridlock, Ethiopian PM Asks South Africa for Intervention

Subscribe to our newsletter


More in News

Egypt to Develop 21 Desalination Plants in First Phase of Multibillion-Dollar Green Programme

Mona Abdou2 December 2022

Festivals Associated with the Journey of the Holy Family Now UNESCO Heritage

Mona Abdou1 December 2022

‘The Palestinian Cause Will Always Remain the Number One Arab Issue’: Sameh Shoukry

Marina Makary30 November 2022

Turkey, Egypt to Resume Diplomatic Relations and Hold Ministerial Meetings

Egyptian Streets29 November 2022

Egyptian Actress Menna Shalaby Released on Bail Over Suspected Drug Use

Egyptian Streets26 November 2022

Rainbow Colours Now Allowed at Qatar World Cup for Welsh Fans

Mona Abdou25 November 2022

Egypt Invited to Participate in Intergovernmental G20 Summit

Mona Abdou25 November 2022

Egyptian Parliament Health Committee Members to Donate Organs After Death

Egyptian Streets24 November 2022