Pirate attack in the red sea

(B2) A merchant ship was reportedly approached very closely (a few hundred meters) by two suspicious skiffs in the Red Sea, near Al Luhayyah in Yemen, on Tuesday (December 30). On one of the skiffs were 6 men, weapons and a ladder, according to maritime sources. The ship was able to escape from its pursuers and is safe and sound.

NB: Such an act by Somali pirates this far in the Red Sea is rather rare. It could just as easily be the result of a false alarm, an attack by Eritreans or even reconverted Yemeni fishermen.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).