Ferry with 55 people on board disappears from radars off Yemen’s Eastern coast

Published: Sep 29, 2019, 7:23 am IST

A ferry with at least 55 people on board disappeared from the radars off the eastern coast of Yemen, media reported on Sunday.

The ferry was en route from the Yemeni port of Mahrah to the island of Socotra.

“We made necessary communications with the Saudi-led coalition after receiving the information about the ferry that went missing and a search and rescue operation was launched,” Sputnik quoted an official as saying.

Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, and the rebel Houthi movement for several years now. The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi’s request since March 2015. (UNI)