UN mission in DR of Congo rescues ship in distress

The rescue operation occurred between Kinshasa and Mbandaka, according to a statement issued by MONUC today.MONUC crew assisted the 150 passengers, taking them to Kwamouth, a village located 2 kilometres from the shipwreck before resuming their journey.The statement said this was the second time that a MONUC vessel had rescued a convoy in distress on the Congo River. In August, a tug carrying 100 passengers was stranded in a sandbank and later rescued by the Mission.

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