By Ashwaq Arrabyee 07/05/2010
Somali pirates hijacked Yemeni Fishing boat carrying 7 crew members in the Yemen's territorial waters, Ministry of Interior said Friday.
The Yemeni coast guards said that the Somali pirates seized the boat known as Al-Dhafer off the Yemeni coast of Ka'l Fera'awn Island.
The pirates headed with the Yemeni captured boat to the area of Balmak in Somalia, the sources said.
The coast guards said they are now making efforts to free the boat with its Yemeni 6 sailors.
Early last week, security sources in the Interior Minster said that a Yemeni cargo ship was captured by the Somali pirates. The 9 sailor ship was sailing from the Yemeni port of Mukalla to the port of Aden carrying different goods.
The Yemeni coast guards said they had information confirming the Yemeni ship is being seized at a northern Somali port, in Al Qarta area.
Efforts are still continuing to release the seized vessels, the Yemeni Coast guards said.