Qatar’s Ministry of Interior issued a statement on the 12th that the patrol of the Qatar General Directorate of Coastal and Border Security intercepted a Bahraini ship entering Qatari waters on the same day.
The statement said that the intercepted vessel was fishing in Qatari waters at that time, and one of the three crew members on board was Bahraini nationality.
The three crew members have been transferred to the Qatari prosecutor’s office to complete the legal proceedings against them.
On November 25, the patrol of the General Directorate of Coastal and Border Security of Qatar intercepted two Bahraini vessels entering Qatari waters.
After consultations between Qatar and Bahrain, the two ships were subsequently allowed to leave Qatari waters.
In June 2017, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt announced that they would sever diplomatic relations with Qatar and impose sanctions and blockades on the grounds that Qatar “support terrorism” and “destruct regional security”.
This severance has not subsided so far.