TEL AVIV (Jun. 23)
An Israeli Navy missile boat rescued the eight-man crew of the 700 ton Greek vessel Nikolaus which sank about 180 km. off Tel Aviv last night when she developed a leak after an engine breakdown. The fast missile boat was dispatched from Haifa after an SOS was received from the stricken craft. The crew, consisting of five Greeks, two Egyptians and a Sudanese, was picked up from their lifeboat and taken to Haifa where the Greek Consul made arrangements for their return to Greece. The Nikolaus was enroute from Cyprus to Aqaba, Jordan via the Suez Canal.