Sunday, May 15, 2005

Iranian Cargo Ship Rescue 15 Pakistanis

An Iranian cargo ship and a fishing boat saved 15 out of 17 fishermen of a Pakistani boat that sank in rough waters, Pakistan fishermen's society said Friday. Safina-e-Adil, which had been missing after it sailed out from Karachi harbour on May 2, sank Wednesday off Balochistan's coastal village of Pushkan, the Fishermen's Cooperative Society (FCS) said quoted by the state APP news agency. The survivors are expected to reach Karachi fish harbour Saturday evening by a Pakistani boat, it said, adding that two crew were still missing. The FCS also said that the condition of two survivors was critical and they were unconscious when fishing boat Rab Razi rescued them Thursday. An unidentified Iranian cargo vessel had rescued 13 fishermen on Thursday evening and transferred them to a Pakistani boat. Search for remaining two fishermen is underway.

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