Muscat – The Foreign Ministry has announced that coordination is underway with the Pakistani authorities for return of two Omanifishermen who went missing at sea from Al Ashkharah in South Sharqiyah on June 9.
A statement issued by the ministry said, ‘The embassy of Oman in Pakistan confirmed that coordination is underway with the Pakistani authorities to return Omani fishermen, Salim al Jafari and Ali al Jafari, who were rescued by a ship transiting the Arabian Sea after they were lost at sea in Al Ashkharah area in South Sharqiyah on June 9.’
In an interview with Oman TV, a relative of the missing fishermen, said , “We received a phone call from them on Saturday. We were informed that they both are safe and healthy.”
He added that their boat’s engine failed in the middle of the sea, forcing them to wander aimlessly in the open ocean for ten days. “One Pakistani ship which was passing through the area saved them. We thank the Royal Air Force of Oman and the Royal Oman Police for their efforts to find them.”