(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
DOHA: The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Doha expressed its deepest gratitude to the State of Qatar for its full and expeditious assistance to search and rescue a korean national who had fallen from a merchant vessel on Qatari waters.
Korean Ambassador to Qatar, HE Lee Joon-ho conveyed his sincerest gratitude to the concerned authorities for taking swift and intensive action to search and rescue the Korean national upon receiving the distress call from the commercial vessel's crew on May 23.
In the joint operation, air and maritime search and rescue teams of the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), the Amiri Naval Forces, the Amiri Air Force, along with the commercial vessel had worked feverishly in a race against time throughout the night to find the missing Korean and successfully rescued him early morning on May 24, which was in 25 hours after he had fallen on waters.
He was promptly transported to Hamad Hospital for necessary medical aid.
Ambassador Lee visited the Korean national at Hamad Hospital on May 25 and wished him a speedy and full recovery, assuring him that the Embassy will provide all necessary support until he goes back to Korea safely. The envoy also delivered his heartfelt appreciation for the medical team's effort and assistance.
"The prompt and full support of the government of Qatar resulting in the successful rescue of the Korean national showed the depth of the long-standing friendly relations which Korea and Qatar have forged over the past 50 years, and our strong friendship will deepen and strengthen to a greater level in the years ahead," the ambassador said.
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