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Israeli Navy boat sinks near Eilat Port

KUN0029 4 GEN 0092 KUWAIT /KUNA-UOY1 MIL-ISRAEL-BOAT-SINKING Israeli Navy boat sinks near Eilat Port GAZA, Sept 5 (KUNA) -- The Israeli Army said Monday that a Navy Force boat sank yesterday while on a patrol near Eilat Port. An Israeli Army spokesman told Israeli radio that a technical failure on board the sunken boat allowed water to pour into the boat in the Red Sea. Troops were able to save all seven soldiers on board and no causalities were reported. Israeli authorities immediately embarked on an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.(end) zt.fr KUNA 051209 Sep 05NNNN