EUNAVFOR Spanish ship SPS INFANTA CRISTINA gives assistance to Yemeni fishermenDecember 6, 2010 - 15:18
On 2 December, the EUNAVFOR Spanish ship SPS INFANTA CRISTINA located a drifting dhow towing a small skiff in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden.
The SPS INFANTA CRISTINA decided to send her boarding team to further investigate the situation. No piracy paraphernalia was found onboard and the crew of the Yemeni-flagged dhow explained to the boarding team that they had some mechanical problems.
Sailors from the SPS INFANTA CRISTINA eventually solved the problem with some oil and tools from the ship.
Before leaving, the EUNAVFOR sailors also provided the Yemeni dhow with enough food and water for their transit back to Yemen.
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