Yemeni Petroleum Company releases statistics on economic loss due to blockade

Yemeni Petroleum Company releases statistics on economic loss due to blockade

The Yemeni Petroleum Company in Sana’a on Wednesday revealed the material losses due to the Saudi-led coalition’s seizure of fuel ships during the UN-brokered armistice period.

The company confirmed in a statement Wednesday that all ships arriving at the port of Hodeidah have been subjected to piracy and detention for varying periods of more than 200 days, and the fines for delays during the two periods of armistice amounted to more than 4.5 million dollars.

The statement referred that the number of ships that arrived at the port of Hodeidah during the two truce periods amounted to 24 fuel ships out of 36 ships, while 3 fuel ships are still under detention, including two loaded with petrol and diesel ships and a third carrying a gas.

“The percentage of ships arriving at the port of Hodeidah during the truce extension period, compared to what was included in the terms of the armistice, does not exceed 44%, as the coalition allowed only 8 ships to reach the port out of a total of 18 ships,” the statement added.

The YPC condemned the coalition’s continuation of piracy and the detention of fuel ships heading to the port of Hodeidah in light of the validity of the armistice agreement.

The company called on the United Nations to carry out its full responsibilities and under its supervision to follow up on the implementation of the terms of the announced agreement, and work seriously to oblige the coalition to release the currently detained ships and stop piracy practices.

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