YEMEN Press Agency

YPC: Coalition detains new diesel ship

SANAA, Jan. 29 (YPA) – The Yemeni Petroleum Company’s official spokesman, Issam Al-Mutawakel, said on Friday that the US-backed Saudi-Emirati coalition detained the ship “Eships Barracuda ” carrying a quantity ( 4000 tons) of diesel, which belongs to World Food Programme (WFP), in the international waters.

The coalition forcibly took the ship to offshore Jizan, despite it being inspected and obtaining UN permits, bringing the number of sized fuel ships to nine ships, Al-Mutawakel explained.

The capital Sana’a and the other Yemeni provinces are witnessing a stifling fuel crisis due to the coalition’s seizure of oil ships and preventing their entry into the Hodeidah port, despite obtaining UN permits.