Coast Guard rescues seven in Oman
Wednesday 01/August/2018 13:52 PM
By: Times News Service
Muscat: Royal Oman Police's Coast Guard rescued a total of seven people across the Sultanate, police said in a report on Wednesday.
Patrols rescued four people in Muscat and North Batinah governorates "after their baots had stopped working at sea".
"Another three Asians were rescued after their boat sank in Musandam," police added.
Moreover, coastguard police seized a boat that was being used to smuggle diesel in the wilayat of Barka, carrying 8 "Asian nationals".
Police have asked the owners of boats to exercise caution when alone in the sea. A statement said, "ROP urges boat owners to perform routine maintenance on their boats. They should also take enough fuel to last them and make sure that they have safety and first-aid kits present before they set out to sea."