SABA - Yemen news agency

Print date: 21-07-2019
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6 Yemeni fishing boats hijacked in international waters

HODEIDA, June 0 6 (Saba) - Eritrean pirates have hijacked 6 Yemeni fishing boats with 47 fishermen on board in international waters in the Red Sea in western Yemen.

The boats and fishermen were taken to an Eritrean island, the Interior Ministry's Information Bureau has reported.

The fishermen were quoted as saying that the Eritrean pirates intercepted them on Friday in international waters and forced them to head to Eritrea.

They seized our boats and confiscate all things on them, they said, adding that the pirates sent them back home on one of the six boats.

The boat arrived at the Hodedia port in the west.