Oil leak near Bab Al-Mandab consequence of pirate actions

By Piracy

Oil overflowed from a Somali vessel’s fuel tank as it moved from Dubai to Somalia.
An oil spill this days polluted coastal areas near Ras Al-Ara, near the Bab Al-Mandab strait on the Red Sea.
Information from Murad Al-Halimi, the deputy director of the General Authority of Maritime Affairs, the oil overflowed from a Somali vessel's fuel tank as it moved from Dubai to Somalia.
Al-Halimi told the oil leak happened following the vessel's run-in with Somali pirates 9 miles off Yemen's coast, near Ras Al-Ara and close to Bab Al-Mandab.
Pirates targeted the fuel tank but the ship was saved by international forces.
Yemeni Coast Guard forces saw dead fish in Al-Hodeida from the oil leak.
After telling the General Authority of Maritime Affairs about the fish, a committee to check the fish for contamination was established. The committee discovered that the fish flocked to the port basin and, failed to evade the vessel rotations, they died.