Saudi-led coalition forces illegally detain new fuel ship bound for Yemen

Saudi-led coalition forces illegally detain new fuel ship bound for Yemen

The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) announced on Wednesday that  Saudi-led coalition seized a fuel ship named “Splendour Sapphire” belonging to private sector factories in international waters, although it had been inspected and received UN clearance.

According to the YPC, the vessel, which was carrying 24,189 tons of mazut, was forcibly transferred to Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Jizan.

Essam al-Mutawakel, a spokesman for the YPC, said in a tweet on Wednesday that the latest incident brings to five the number of ships seized by the coalition.


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