11 sailors rescued, captain missing in Tunisian fishing boat's sinking

11 sailors rescued, captain missing in Tunisian fishing boat's sinking

Tunisian coast guards have rescued 11 sailors from a fishing boat which sank off the coast in southeastern Tunisia, the Tunisian Customs Directorate said Tuesday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

"A 12th sailor is still missing, pending the completion of the ongoing search operation," the directorate said in a statement.

The boat sank about 40 miles (64 km) off the Mediterranean coast of Kerkennah, an island in the province of Sfax.

Mourad Turki, spokesman of Sfax court, confirmed an investigation was launched into the accident, which occurred on Sunday.

The official said all the rescued sailors were in stable condition while efforts were focused on locating the missing sailor, the boat's captain. Enditem

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