KARACHI: Pakistan Navy on Saturday rescued a drowning Iranian boat in the open sea, about 230 kilometres away from Karachi.

Navy’s PNS Nasr and two sea king helicopters took part in the rescue operation. At least 11 people were onboard the fishing vessel “Al-Rehman”.

After nearly 1.5-hour of teamwork, all the individuals were rescued from the sinking boat.

The staff was later handed over to Maritime Security Agency (MSA) who will make arrangement for their safe return to Iran.