Royal Gendarmerie saves 5 fishermen off the coast of El Jadida

There were five fishermen rescued Tuesday by the Royal Gendarmerie, after their fishing boat 10 nautical miles from the coast of Moulay Abdellah El Jadida collided with another cargo ship.

The rescue helicopter of the Royal Gendarmerie saved the life of the five fishermen, including the captain of the ship, a press statement of the Royal Gendarmerie. The fishing boat came from Safi.

According to the press statement are two other people rescued by another fishing boat in Norway, in the same zone, two other fishermen are still missing.

From research conducted by the Royal maritime police of Jorf Lasfar found that the incident was caused by a collision between the fishing boat, called ' Caesar II ', and another cargo ship was en route to Peru from South Africa from Sebta.

The Royal Gendarmerie in El Jadida managed to identify and locate the cargo ship. They sent the research report by and the cargo ship was stopped by the Royal Navy in Agadir.

The seven rescued fishermen were transferred to the Mohammed VI hospital in El Jadida to get the necessary medical care. Further research will be carried out to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.

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