Three Jordanians, two Egyptians, Emirati went missing on fishing trip in UAE

File photo of fishing boats in UAE territorial water. (Shutterstock)

Jordan’s Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ministry said on Sunday, that it had been informed that a fishing boat with three Jordanians, two Egyptians and an Emirati national, went missing last Thursday in the United Arab Emirates’ coasts.

A source in the Jordanian foreign ministry said that the fishing boat left the UAE territorial water after lossing contact with it,  stressing that the UAE authorities immediately began a search operation and sent a letter to the Iranian authorities to inquire about the boat, but it has not received any response yet.

The source added that according to information, the boat might have entered the Iranian territorial waters, which prompted the ministry to contact the Iranian embassy in Amman for any information regarding those who went missing.

No further information have been released.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54