(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula Online
Doha, Qatar: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced today, May 24, that a joint effort of various Qatari forces succeeded in rescuing a Korean national after the person fell onboard a merchant ship that had entered Qatari waters.
The joint search and rescue teams acted immediately after receiving information about the incident from the cargo ship's crew.
The joint search and rescue teams were composed of the Internal Security Force 'Lekhwiya', the General Directorate of Coasts and Border Security, and the Air and Maritime Search and Rescue teams, the Amiri Naval forces, and the Amiri Air Force.
Intensified search operations at the same location of the ship and surrounding marine areas, ensued, with the joint forces utilizing helicopters and specialized marine vessels.
The joint efforts ended after 24 hours with the missing person found in the water.
After being saved, the person was transported directly to Hamad Hospital for necessary first aid.
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