Yesterday (Friday), the Yemeni Coast Guard refuted what was published by the British Maritime Security Agency about a ship being attacked by tribes on the shores of Yemen, confirming the death of one of its soldiers and the wounding of two others as a result of their naval patrol being fired upon by an unidentified yacht near Ras Fartak and Hussein in Al-Mahra Governorate.
In a statement posted on its website, the forces stated that a naval patrol consisting of two coast guard boats and a navy boat carried out a search for a suspected target near the coast of Al-Mahra on Friday, according to a communiqué of joint operations in Al-Mahra governorate and the directives of the Al-Ghaydah axis commander. This coincided with the passage of a yacht near the coast. The reported location, about 6 nautical miles from the coasts of Ras Fartak and Hoswin, and it turned out to be a yacht called “MY KALIZMA,” adding: “Our boats introduced themselves and tried to communicate with the yacht via the VHF device, but the yacht captain did not respond to the repeated calls (routine interrogation) because The yacht was sailing in Yemeni territorial waters and did not fly the flag of any country (unknown), and sailed very close to the Yemeni coast.
The statement indicated that the patrol boats approached the yacht, in an attempt to attract the attention of its crew to respond to the VHF communication, and to stop, but the yacht began to increase speed and launch a barrage of bullets from various mechanisms by armed men on board, refusing to respond to calls or stop, indicating that The shooting resulted in the death of the Yemeni soldiers and the wounding of others, in addition to damage to the boats, and he fled towards international waters.
And it affirmed that the Yemeni government reserves its right to what resulted from the incident, considering the launch of British maritime trade operations as a warning of an attack involving false information drawn from one party.
The British agency said that 3 boats were involved in the attack, each with 3 to 4 people on board, and the agency did not give any additional details.