Muscat: Oman’s Coast Guard rescued 16 people who were stranded at sea on two boats, the Royal Oman Police has announced.
Officials said that the boats broke down near the Wilayat of Khasab due to engine failure.
In a statement online ROP said, “The coast guard assisted two boats, with 16 people on board after their engines broke down near Hayoot and Fak Al Asad areas in the Wilayat of Khasab.”
ROP has asked the owners of boats to exercise caution before venturing out to sea.
Officials said, "ROP urges boat owners to perform routine maintenance on their boats. They should also carry enough fuel to last them and make sure that they have their safety and first-aid kits present before they set out to sea."