FV Al Amal Incident

FV Al Amal Incident

The FV Al Amal, with a Yemen registration, was wrecked on the coast of Somalia, south of the former pirate stronghold of Eyl on the night of August 5, 2015. All 34 crew (including 14 Kenyans, 12 Indonesians, 6 Vietnamese, and 2 Yemenis) were saved in a dramatic cliff rescue by the Puntland Maritime Police Force closely monitored by EUNAVFOR. Having prevented the crew from being taken hostage by pirate groups, the crew are now safely in Garowe awaiting repatriation. The repatriation is being coordinated by UNODC and OBP in Nairobi, with the various countries involved, under the Hostage Support Partnership. Issues related to the Al Amal's fishing activities are now being investigated by Puntland authorities.

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