YEMEN Press Agency

Red Sea Ports Corporation condemns detention of ships by coalition

SANAA, Jan. 7 (YPA) – Yemen’s Red Sea Ports Corporation condemned the continued denial of access to Hodeidah ports by aid workers, oil derivatives and commercial vessels for more than two months despite receiving UN permits and fulfilling all inspection procedures.

The corporation confirmed in a statement that the Saudi-led aggression coalition is holding until Tuesday 15 ships.

The statement indicated that eight oil ships carrying a load of 223,192 tons of diesel and gasoline, and six commercial ships carrying about 80, 736 tons of flour, wheat, sugar and oil, in addition to Roll to a WFP container ship.

The statement condemned the failure to grant the Lucky Trader and Tranc Ocean ships permits to leave the port of Hodeidah, by the aggression, despite the unloading of their cargo and spent 10 days on the first ship and three days on the second.

The statement explained that the continued detention of ships is a violation of  the Sweden Agreement  and to the practical steps presented by the national party in the committee for the redeployment of the ports of Hodeidah.

The statement further  pointed out that the Saudi-led aggression resorted to economic war and the use of starvation and the unjustified detention of ships  as  a weapon  to kill the Yemeni people, who are experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis as a result of aggression and siege.

The statement called on the United Nations and the international community to take a clear stand against the aggression coalition  in preventing the entry of ships carrying food and relief to Hodeidah ports and preventing their departure.

It warned of the increasing risks of the consequences of the unjust detention of ships and their negative repercussions on all walks of life.