Saudi blockade illegally detains yet another fuel ship bound for Yemen

Saudi blockade illegally detains yet another fuel ship bound for Yemen

The Yemen Petroleum Company  (YPC) has confirmed that the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition has detained another oil transport ship and prevented it from reaching the port of Hodeidah.

The coalition detained the FOS Power, a vessel carrying 27,000 tons of gasoline and diesel, and prevented  it from reaching the port of Hodeidah and supplying urgently needed fuel to Yemen, the Executive Director of YPC, Ammar al-Adhra’i said.

The director explained that the vessel was inspected and had obtained entry permits from the United Nations, but was nevertheless captured by Saudi piracy. He denounced these continued acts of piracy in the  Red Sea by the occupation forces.

The YPC announced earlier today that the forces of the US-Saudi aggression are still holding three other oil vessels, including a ship carrying natural gas.

“The aggression continued to seize two fuel ships with a total of 59,707 tons of oil and diesel for varying periods, one of which has counted nine months (278 days), in an unprecedented act of sea piracy on fuel ships,” the company said in a statement.

It confirmed that the ships had completed all UNVIM procedures in Djibouti, and had obtained UN permits that should allow it to pass through the blockade.

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