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Monday, March 13, 2006

Yemen worries about piracy

Reported here:
Continued piracy in the Gulf of Aden and in the Arabian Sea is threatening Yemen's fishing industry, said a high ranking official.
"Sea piracy is threatening the stability of the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea," said Foreign and Migrants Affairs Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi. "Our coast guard and marine forces are on the alert to take necessary action against such piracy."
Al-Qirbi pointed out that pirates represent a threat to both tourist cruises and international shipping in the region. "Our problem is the threat they pose to our fishermen as well, and their role in the trafficking of people, drugs and weapons," he added.
Earlier post on the Yemeni Coast Guard here.

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