Yemen fishing vessel sinks off Somalia

Vessel fishing illegally in Puntland waters.

Yemen fishing vessel sinks off Somalia Coast

A Yemen-owned fishing vessel has sank off the coast of Somalia’s Puntland autonomy state, with efforts to rescue crew members going on, authorities have said.

The Al-Amal trawler — a commercial fishing vessel with North Korean flag — with 34 crew members from Yemen, Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam sunk on Wednesday evening in an area which is some 5-miles from the former pirate stronghold of Eyl, said Abdirizak Mohammed Dirir, Puntland’s Director of Anti-piracy agency.

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