116 Sri Lankan Passengers Detained at the Port of Aden [Archives:2001/38/Front Page]

September 17 2001

116 Sri Lankan passengers are still detained at Aden Sea Port for illegally arriving in the Yemeni territorial waters.
The passengers arrived in two boats on August 16 and 26, 2001 for refueling at Aden Sea Port. Yemen Times learned that security authorities at the Port detained the Sri Lankan passengers after entering it with their conventional boats.
The two boats, which are used for smuggling workers to neighboring countries, were overcrowded, and most of the passengers have no passports.
The source said that the boats lacked safety measures and were carrying a large number of passengers. He added that owner of the boats would be contacted to send a well-equipped ship to collect them.