KARACHI/SANAA – Seven Pakistani nationals have been killed in a rocket attack on a cargo ship off Yemen coast, according to reports in local media.
The cargo vessel, MV Joya, was en route to Dubai from Egypt that it came under a rocket attack on Wednesday night. Consequently, the vessel caught fire and was drowned in Yemeni waters. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.
All the eight members of crew of the Iranian ship were Pakistani nationals and an officer identified as Kabir is said to have rescued his lie by jumping off the vessel as it started sinking after catching fire.
All seven others, including Captain Aneesur Rahman, could not jump off the sinking ship and are believed to have died, the Geo News reported.