Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, also known as the Arab Coalition, COL Turki Al-Malki.
“An imminent terrorist attack that was aiming to target an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea 90 nautical miles Southeast of Yemeni Nishtun port was thwarted and foiled.
The failed terrorist attempt was carried out at (1439) on Tuesday 03 March 2020 during the sail of the oil tanker headed to Aden port. The attempt was carried out using (4) boats and attempting to bomb the oil tanker using one of the unmanned, remote-controlled exploding boats.
The naval threat to the global energy security, Sea Lines of Communication and international trade has evolved into a strategic threat to international security with the widening of terrorist organizations’ threats to sea straits from the Southern Red Sea, Bab-El-Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden to the Arabian Sea and the Strait of Hormuz.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to implement all necessary measures and procedures to neutralize and eliminate any naval threats in the Coalition’s naval area of operations, as it calls on international partners to consolidate and intensify international efforts to neutralize these threats against international security.”