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Iranian Captain killed, poaching dhow seized by Puntland Coast Guard

Oct. 9, 2017 at 05:58 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

Somalia’s Puntland Region authorities made a statement on Oct 8, in which they said, that an Iranian Captain of an Iranian fishing vessel was killed and another crew wounded by Puntland Coast Guard after refusing to obey Coast Guard order to stop illegal fishing in Puntland waters. Incident took place in waters of Ras Hafun, Puntland, Coast Guard fired upon vessel after it tried to escape. Vessel with 18 crew was arrested. Most probably, vessel in question is of dhow type, not registered in international ships databases. No comments from Iran yet. On a photo typical Iranian fishing dhow.

Iranian Captain killed, poaching dhow seized by Puntland Coast Guard

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