Program launched to promote Saudi fishing sector in Yanbu

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Expert trainers have been hired to teach the program. (SPA)
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Expert trainers have been hired to teach the program. (SPA)
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Expert trainers have been hired to teach the program. (SPA)
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Expert trainers have been hired to teach the program. (SPA)
Updated 05 April 2019

Program launched to promote Saudi fishing sector in Yanbu

  • The initiative has been developed to match international standards

YANBU: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, in partnership with the  Cooperative Societies Council, has launched a training program for navigation and fishing, which aims to train 1,000 young Saudis in the latest fishing techniques. 

The initiative has been developed to match international standards, in line with the objectives of Vision 2030. The training is currently taking place in centers in the city of Yanbu on the west coast.

Expert trainers have been hired to teach the program, which covers marine safety, radio communication, fishing methods, the use of electronic locators, marine mechanization, quality control, simulations, and more. 


Drones hit Aramco plant, Houthis claim responsibiltiy

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Drones hit Aramco plant, Houthis claim responsibiltiy

  • Houthis claim responsibility for the attack on the plant
  • The drones hit the plant, causing a small fire that was quickly extinguished

DUBAI: The Saudi energy minister Khalid Al-Falih has confirmed that a drone strike hit the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction facility causing a small fire on Saturday.

In a statement condemning the attack, Falih said there had been “no injuries” and that the fire had been put out after the several drones were fired at the plant.

“This cowardly attack once again highlights the importance of the international community's response to all terrorist agents who carry out such acts of sabotage, including the Iran backed Houthi militias,” Falih said in the statement.

The Houthis later claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Saudi Aramco’s response team controlled a limited fire this morning at the Shaybah NGL facility,” a statement released on the oil giant’s website read.

“There were no injuries and no interruptions to Saudi Aramco’s oil operations. We will provide further details as they become available.”

The Houthis have carried out a number of attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks and months, targeting residential areas and airports.