Yemen Strikes a Ship Deal with Poland [Archives:2001/27/Front Page]
President Ali Abdullah Saleh attended Sunday a new craft reception function and the inauguration of the second phase of training course 2001 held by the Navy and Coastal Defense at Hodeidah Port.
Three state-of-the-art Landing Craft Utility NS-717 Design were received by the Yemeni Navy. The Landing Tank Ship (Medium) NS -722 Design, will probably reach Yemen at the end of this year.
This is part of a military logistic deal concluded by Yemen and Poland last year.
In the function President Saleh delivered a speech highlighting the importance of building the navy to protect the Yemeni coasts, stretching over more than 2,000 kms, and to put an end smuggling that has a negative impact on the Yemeni economy.
President Saleh visited the naval base and reviewed some of the new naval pieces including Saba, Thamood and Himiar. He went aboard Saba craft which headed for Hodeidah port where he reviewed the activities there.