Iranian dhow fishing vessel was hijacked by Somalia. The vessel was operating in the area off Puntland, where was approached by local Coast Guard and militia, which opened fire against the Iranians. During the attack the Iranian Captain of the vessel was killed and one crew was wounded, as according to Coast Guard they refused to obey the order to stop for check.
The accident happened off Ras Hafun, Puntland, where the autonomous authorities have control. The Iranian dhow fishing vessel and all 18 crew was arrested and taken to Somali coast, where was anchored.
The Somalia’s Puntland area is under the governance of local militia and very often having aggressive reaction against vessel passing in vicinity.
The Iranian authorities still not responding to the accident.
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