Official Statement of MND
05th March 2021

Press release of the Ministry of National Defence

      As part of the humanitarian missions and efforts of the units of the People’s National Army, and following a distress call launched by a fishing boat, with at its board (05 sailors), the fishing boat caught fire before sinking northeast of Ras El Hamra, Annaba, Units of Annaba Coast Guard Territorial Group were dispatched quickly and efficiently, yesterday 04th March 2021, in the area to proceed to the rescue of the five sailors, they were then evacuated to the university hospital of Ibn Rochd.


      These efforts reflect the efforts made by our Naval Forces in their missions off our coasts, particularly those concerning humanitarian causes and safeguarding the security of our citizens.


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