East Africa, Gulf of Oman and the HRA
No piracy related incidents were reported off East Africa or the Arabian Sea in September 2018.

Saudi Navy Destroys Two Suicide Boats near Jizan Port

The Royal Saudi Navy reported that they intercepted and destroyed two Houthi remotely controlled water-borne improvised explosive devices (WBIEDs) which were on their way to hit the port of Jizan, Saudi Arabia on 30 September 2018. It is presumed that Jizan was targeted in response to a Saudi - UAE coalition strike on fishing boats at Ugban Island near al-Hodeidah on 30 August 2018. The attack reportedly led to the deaths of 19 fishermen and three fishing boats were destroyed.7

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