Organisation of Asia-Pacific news agencies [Archives:2005/839/Local News]

May 5 2005

HODEIDA, April 30 (Saba)- Staff Brig. Ruweis Mujawar the Commander of the Navy Forces accused his predecessor and former Yemen ambassador to Damascus of failing in his mission in 2000.

Speaking in a ceremony to debut-operate 10 Australian gunboats, newly introduced into the navy forces, Mujawar said that until 2000, the navy and coastal defense forces didn't even cover 15% of the 2300km-long coastline. “This is because of the failure of the former leadership of the navy