Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    24 / 18   City Forecast


12 tourists rescued near Panama's coast


10:08, September 13, 2011

PANAMA, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Twelve tourists were rescued Monday in waters off Panama's Caribbean coast of Bocas del Toro province, Panama's National Aero-Naval Service (Senan) said.

Senan said the tourists, eight Canadians and four Panamanians, had been floating for about six hours near Punta Dayra after their boat broke down because of engine problems.

The tourists were taken to local hospitals for medical evaluations in Bocas del Toro's port, Chiriqui Grande.

Panamanian Navy units had assisted Senan in the search and rescue mission after an SOS message had been received by local maritime authorities.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. 9/11 Memorial in New York opens to public

  2. Djokovic beats Nadal to claim US Open title

  3. Actress Deanie takes best actress prize at Venice

  4. President Sarkozy meets with Rwandan president Kagame in Paris

Most Popular


  1. The value of a soul is counted in bank notes
  2. Will China have to face down the US?
  3. Biting the hand that helps
  4. Springtime for Libya?
  5. China firmly opposes US sales of F-16s to Taiwan
  6. Mastering the art of public speaking
  7. Arms traders fumbled contact with Gaddafi

What's happening in China

Traffic fight fuels claims about noted 'dad'

  1. Renowned teacher admits abusing his US wife
  2. Chinese fall hard for traditional Moon Festival
  3. Huaxi Village completes controversial skyscraper
  4. New insurance law covers foreign employees
  5. Volunteers help Tibetan antelope hit the road

PD Online Data

  1. Water-Splashing Festival of Dai
  2. The Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang
  3. Traditional Folk Long Song
  4. The Guqin and its Music
  5. Grand Songs of Dong