Monday (June 19, 2017), an official source said that Saudi Arabia’s naval forces had captured a boat had illegally entered the Saudi territorial waters and headed for the Saudi oil field, while two others escaped. At 20:28 (June 16) 3 small boats, bearing red and white flags, entered the Saudi territorial waters in the Gulf, the official source stated.
“They headed at speed towards platforms of Saudi oil field of Marjan. Immediately, the Saudi naval forces fired warning shots, but the boats did not respond. Consequently, one of the boats was captured which was loaded with weapons for subversive purpose, while the other two escaped,” the statement of SPA said. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stresses its determination to combat and eradicate terrorism and its sources, as a part of the country’s permanent objective to protect its national security against any external aggression”.