Arab Coalition says Thwarting a Terrorist Attack on Oil Tanker in the Arabian Sea

Col. Turki Al-Maliki, the Arab Coalition spokesperson. — File photo
Col. Turki Al-Maliki, the Arab Coalition spokesperson. — File photo

 Statement by theOfficial Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, alsoknown as the Arab Coalition, COL Turki Al-Malki.

"An imminent terrorist attack that was aiming to target anoil tanker in the Arabian Sea 90 nautical miles Southeast of Yemeni Nishtunport was thwarted and foiled.

The failed terrorist attempt was carried out at (1439) onTuesday 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 oiltanker using one of the unmanned, remote-controlled exploding boats.

The naval threat to the global energy security, Sea Lines ofCommunication and international trade has evolved into a strategic threat tointernational security with the widening of terrorist organizations' threats tosea straits from the Southern Red Sea, Bab-El-Mandeb strait and theGulf of Aden to the Arabian Sea and the Strait of Hormuz.

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition willcontinue to implement all necessary measures and procedures to neutralize andeliminate any naval threats in the Coalition's naval area of operations, as itcalls on international partners to consolidate and intensify internationalefforts to neutralize these threats against international security."

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