Five fuel vessels still held by Saudi acts of piracy near Yemen

Five fuel vessels still held by Saudi acts of piracy near Yemen

The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) confirmed on Sunday that the Saudi-led coalition forces are still holding five fuel ships, including one loaded with mazut.

The company stated in a statement issued on Saturday night, that the coalition has confessed to the detention of five oil vessels with a total tonnage of 116,236 tons of gasoline and diesel for various periods, including in one case no less than five months (about 174 days) of unprecedented maritime piracy.

The statement indicated that all ships have obtained permits from the United Nations, and that the cargo complies with the conditions mentioned in the verification and inspection mechanism operations.

The statement stressed that the United Nations has is still in a state of stalemate and shameful bias, despite its explicit recognition of the worsening humanitarian consequences resulting from the severe shortage of fuel supplies, and its emphasis on ensuring the flow of basic goods.

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