East Africa and the HRA
In December 2017 a group of three Polish flagged catamarans were on their way to the Seychelles when one of the catamarans damaged the mainsail. They decided to stop for repairs at Hodeidah, Yemen. They left port on 7 December 2017. They were approached by two skiffs with armed men onboard approximately 20nm south west of Hodeidah. The men fired at one of the catamarans. The catamaran’s onboard security team returned fire and the boats withdrew. The transit was not registered with UKMTO or MSCHOA.9 This incident is likely related to the conflict in Yemen.

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