The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) has on Wednesday confirmed that the US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition has detained yet another oil transport ship and prevented it from reaching the port of Hodeidah.
The coalition detained the SEA HELIOS, a vessel carrying 25,000 tons of gasoline and diesel belonging to private sector factories, and prevented it from reaching the port of Hodeidah, the Executive Director of YPC, Ammar al-Adhra’i said.
قيام تحالف العدوان بقيادة #USA بالقرصنة على السفينة(سي هيليوس Sea Helios)تحمل كمية 25,000طن #ديزل تتبع مصانع القطاع الخاص ويمنعها من الوصول إلى ميناء #الحديدة وإحتجازها رغم حصولها على تصريح دخول من آلية #UN للتحقق والتفتيش #UNVIM ، تستمر أعمال قراصنة البحر الأحمر على مرأى العالم pic.twitter.com/FUcz04ISl3
— عمار صالح الاضرعي (@AmmarAladrai) October 5, 2021
The director explained that the vessel was inspected and had obtained entry permits from the United Nations, but was nevertheless captured by Saudi acts of piracy.
He denounced these continued acts of piracy in the Red Sea by the occupation forces.
On September 28, the coalition forces detained the FOS Power, a vessel carrying 27,000 tons of gasoline and diesel also preventing it from reaching the port of Hodeidah.
On October 3, the company said that the US-backed Saudi-led aggression held three oil ships, including one carrying gasoline and diesel.
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.