Coast guard not on alert [Archives:2006/1002/Local News]

November 27 2006

SANA'A, NO. 25 ) Securities in Yemeni areas near the African coasts are not in high alert, said Yemeni authorities.

“What media means have reported about deploying more coast guards forces in Bab Al-Mandab and Gulf of Aden due to threats of terrorist attacks is baseless,” according to News Yemen website quoting a security source. He confirmed that the Yemeni coast guards, which carried out exercises this week under the supervision of French central forces in the African Horn, make periodical precautionary measures in accordance with constant exercises.

Commander of the French Central Forces in Djibouti, Michel Arrault, who is on an official visit to Yemen, also denied any “current”” threats against French interests in Yemeni coasts. But Arrault has called for more collaboration along the coast by regional countries.

Local and international press reported that Yemeni authorities stepped up security at the port in Aden on Thursday