Two more fuel tankers seized by Saudi blockade

Two more fuel tankers seized by Saudi blockade

The Saudi-led coalition of aggression has seized two more Yemen-bound fuel tankers and prevented them from docking at the strategic western port of Hodeidah, in a fresh act of piracy against the besieged Yemeni people.

Essam al-Mutawakel, a spokesman for the Yemen Petroleum Company [YPC], announced on Wednesday that the Saudi-led coalition impounded the ships named Cosmograph and Daytona, which were carrying thousands of tons of diesel fuel.

Al-Mutawakel added that the vessels were impounded despite their humanitarian nature and obtaining necessary permits from the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism [UNVIM].

He further noted that “the aggressor coalition and the UN are responsible for the continuation of piracy of ships carrying petroleum derivatives and products, seizing them and setting financial penalties for them,” stressing that the Yemeni people bear the suffering caused by this action.

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