Written By: Mohamed Ali Mohamed
Article Date: May 12, 2012 - 9:10:04 PM
According to the Security Information Center (SIC), a warship, allegedly Turkish would have opened fire onto Yemeni fishing boats on Saturday and held the crew prisoners for eight hours.
The SIC said that they received reports from Hadramout security saying that the General Manager of Raida informed them of the incident, reporting that a number of fishing boats had fallen under fire and the crews arrested by a foreign warship in an area 50 nautical miles from the Yemeni territorial waters.
The report said that the warship had held the fisherman and their boats for 8 hours during which they were searched, interrogated and then released. It pointed out that the military base in Mukala is communicating with the warship, trying to understand exactly what had happened and what led the captain to engage with the unarmed Yemeni fishermen.
Meanwhile Yemeni coastguards posted in the Red Sea, on the western shores of Yemen, rescued 7 fishermen out of 8 after their boat capsized in al-Kabrit area following strong winds.
The police pointed out that they were still searching for the missing man.
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