Yemeni Forces Protect Tanker from Piracy

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 7, 2009

Yemeni marine forces have thwarted an attempt by pirates to attack a national oil tanker in the Red Sea, days after the forces foiled an attack against two oil tankers in the Bab el-Mandab strait in the Red Sea, Yemen news agency Saba reported. According to Coast Defense, pirates tried to take over the tanker and the marines intervened on time. The pirates fled from Yemen’s territorial waters, allowing the tanker to continue its voyage to Hodeida safely.

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