Guards On Famous Yacht Opened Fire On Yemen’s Coast Guard

  • Private armed guards aboard a famous yacht once owned by the late Welsh actor Richard Burton opened fire on Yemeni Coast Guard members Friday after mistaking them for pirates, sparking a gunfight in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said.
  • It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was wounded.
  • The incident off Yemen shows the danger faced by both shippers and security forces in the waters off the Arab world’s poorest country, even as it remains crucial for global commerce.
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