A group of Somali pirates hijacked and looted the boat of a group of Yemeni fishermen in the region of Bir Ali in coastal al-Radum directorate in Southern Shabwa governorate, according to official sources.
Somali pirates reportedly fired a hail of bullets into the fishermen’s craft, which hailed originally from the Western port of al-Hodeida. Its civilian captain Hassan Ali and his shipmates were fishing in the coastal area of Bir Ali when the pirates looted their catches and promptly fled.
Fishermen in al-Radum directorate condemned the security forces for not preventing Somali pirates from endangering their livelihoods. Similar incidents have been reported in the territorial waters of Yemen several times in recent years.