Fishermen fearful after pirate raid

MANAMA: Fishermen yesterday demanded authorities increase sea patrols near Iranian waters following the shooting of a Bahrain-based sailor, who was held captive along with five others by pirates.

Bangladeshi Mobarak Abdul Sattar, 33, was shot twice when four armed pirates attacked Bahraini dhow Loloat Alorais, held its crew members captive for around eight hours and robbed the vessel on Monday.

Fishermen’s Protection Society president Jassim Al Jeran has demanded the Coastguard dispatch round-the-clock security to protect Bahraini sailors.


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