Saudi-led coalition continues to detain emergency petroleum ship despite earlier promises

Saudi-led coalition continues to detain emergency petroleum ship despite earlier promises

The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) has on Tuesday confirmed that the US-Saudi-Emirati coalition continues to detain an emergency gasoline ship and is delaying its release.

The company’s official spokesman, Issam al-Mutawakel, said in a statement that the aggression coalition, by its delay in releasing the gasoline ship Caesar, is ignoring all calls to safeguard the humanitarian situation and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, who are already experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.

It is noteworthy that the YPC has previously received information that the coalition had agreed to release two ships, one of which was the Caesar. Until this moment, the ship had not moved from the detention area to the port of Hodeidah, despite obtaining prior permits from the UN Verification and Inspection Committee.