Pirates in the Yemeni Regional Water [Archives:1999/41/Local News]

October 11 1999

Mr. Ahmad Taleb, director of the Marine Wealth in Al-Hodaida condemned the act of piracy some fishing ships, licensed by the Ministry of Marine Life, are prone to. He added that such behaviors tarnished Yemen’s image and that it was very necessary to prove violations of regulations by the shiph concerned. The director’s statement came in the wake of firing and capturing a boat belonging to the Yemeni Company for Marine Life in Beer Ali, Shabwa and laying siege of it for more than a week. The same boat was attacked by the same pirates last month, who robbed it of its food stuff, radio and SR. 500. Another boat, belonging to another investment company was also attacked by the same pirates a few days ago.