SANAA, Aug 24 (KUNA) — Yemen Coastguard foiled an attempt to hijack a Yemeni oil tanker by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, said the coastguard on Wednesday.
A coastal defense commander told reporters that a naval force patrol had detected the attempt on Tuesday and intervened to prevent the hijacking. The oil tanker continued on its way to the Port of Aden, he said.
“The naval forces and coastal defense forces are vigilantly protecting all Yemeni territorial waters and attempts to intercept navigation shall not be tolerated… Our forces are running round-the-clock patrols to detect any pirate ships and fishing vessels that enter our waters without permission,” the commander said.
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