8 Fishermen Died after Colliding with a Ship [Archives:2000/18/Local News]

May 1 2000

On Monday, 17 April 2000, 8 fishermen died after a collision with an unidentified ship in the Red Sea. Few of them were able to make it to the shore while the other eight drowned after the collision.
Authorities in Hodieda started investigation into the accident but were not able to reveal the identity of the ship which caused the death of 8 Yemenis. It is worth noting that several fishermen from Aden and Hodieda have reported that unidentified ships regularly enter Yemeni waters for fishing. These ships have caused pollution because of the underwater explosions that they make. However, the authorities did not take any action in regards to fishermen complaints.