Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 July 2019

Six missing in fishing boat search

Vessel disappeared off the coast of Sharjah on Thursday

Rescuers are still searching for a fishing boat which went missing with six men on board off the coast of Sharjah.

Officials from the Jordanian consulate in Dubai confirmed three of its nationals were on the vessel when it disappeared on Thursday.

The three others are understood to include an Emirati man and two Egyptian nationals.

The boat sailed from a Sharjah port on December 27 and may now have entered Iranian waters.

Iranian authorities have been asked to assist as emergency services from the UAE continue their search.

“The ministry has directed our embassy in Tehran to address the Iranian Foreign Ministry for follow-up,” a spokesman from the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs said.

“The Iranian embassy in Amman has been approached for the same purpose.”

Sharjah Police did not respond to a request for comment.

Updated: December 31, 2018 04:36 PM