A yacht carrying five people, three Russians and two Egyptians reportedly went missing days ago off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea.
ccording to its owner, on Monday 24th April, armed pirates took the vessel.
As explained, the Russian-owned yacht 30 Minutes was transiting the Red Sea en route to Djibouti when it disappeared off the coast of Yemen.The 62-foot yacht was last spotted near Jazan, Saudi Arabia on April 19th. The waters to the south of Jazan are patrolled by Yemen’s Houthi rebel faction, but Houthi forces have not claimed responsibility for the vessel’s disappearance.
Chuguevskiy said the ship did not carry an Automatic Identification System transponder, which is standard for ships moving through dangerous or busy waterways.
In cooperation with the Saudi authorities, we continue to take all necessary actions to clarify the fate of the missing ship, as well as to provide prompt assistance to Russian citizens on board.
…said the Russian Embassy in Saudi Arabia.