3 Yemeni fishermen killed in collision with trade ship
Three Yemeni fishermen were killed when their boat collided with a merchant ship off the southern Yemeni seaport of Lahj, the country's Interior Ministry reported on Monday.
The collision took place late Sunday as an unidentified merchant ship hit the Yemeni four-member fishing boat while it was sailing along the international trade route, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website.
"Three Yemeni fishermen immediately died after the collision, while the fourth was wounded and rescued later by another Yemeni fishing boat accidentally passed the area," the statement quoted the Yemeni Coast Guard Sector at the Gulf of Aden as saying.
The statement said the Yemeni Coast Guard is carrying out an investigation to identify the merchant ship.
The incident is the second of its kind over the past two days, in which Yemeni fishing boats collided with unidentified commercial vessels in the international trade routes, said the ministry.
The ministry neither provided details of the first accident, nor mentioned the death toll.