The Minister of Transport, Abdulwahab Al-Durra, called on the United Nations to conduct an urgent and joint investigation into the issue of the burning and sinking of the container ship TSS Pearl off the coast of Jizan in the Red Sea.
Minister Al-Durra was surprised by the United Nations’ disregard for the accident of the ship, which the US-Saudi aggression coalition refused to help and did what was necessary to save it while the fire was burning in it, which lasted nine days until it sank with the containers of food and medicine on it for the Yemeni people.
Saudi Arabia forces all ships entering Yemeni ports under the control of the coalition to go first to Jeddah or Djibouti port for inspection before allowing them to leave after long days in detention.
The Minister of Transport demanded that the ships of international shipping lines enter Yemeni ports directly without converting them to intermediate ships and lines, such as those that were exposed to fire and drowning, in order to prevent these accidents and the additional expenses that are reflected on goods and merchandise.
He confirmed the piracy on ships in light of international silence, considering this a violation of all laws, charters and international agreements, calling for pressure on the concerned authorities to quickly compensate the merchants affected by the sinking of the container ship and allow all ships to enter the port of Hodeidah in implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.
For his part, the head of the Secretariat’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry demanded to quickly compensate the owners of container goods that were carried by the container ship that sank off the coast of Jizan.
Container ship TSS Pearl reportedly sank in the Red sea on October 13, after a major fire. Many floating containers reported drifting in the area.