The Yemeni navy forces captured an Israeli ship named “Galaxy Leader” in the Red Sea, well-informed Yemeni sources told Al-Mayadeen on Sunday.
According to the sources, 52 people onboard the Israeli ship were detained.
The crew of the ship and those who were on it are currently under investigation and verification of their nationalities by the concerned Yemeni agencies, the sources elaborated.
No official statement has been issued about this incident, but the Yemeni armed forces are supposed to issue an important statement on the events in the coming hours.
Earlier in the day, the Yemeni military spokesman said that armed forces would target all ships owned or operated by Israeli companies or carrying the Israeli flag.
The spokesman called on all countries to withdraw their citizens working on the crews of any such ships.