The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) reported that the US-Saudi aggression detained today a diesel ship and prevented it from reaching the port of Hodeidah despite obtaining an entry permit from the UN.
The official spokesman for the company, Issam Al-Mutawakel, explained that the US-Saudi aggression continues to violate the armistice, as it detained the diesel ship “Harry Prakash” despite its inspection and obtaining an entry permit from the UN.
He pointed out that the UN is a partner of the US-Saudi aggression in detaining fuel ships and piracy on it, by directing the ship’s crew to head to the detention area off the coast of Jizan.
Al-Mutawakel stressed that this detention is added to the list of arbitrary practices and violations committed by the US-Saudi aggression, with the clear complicity of the UN.
For his part, the UN Resident Coordinator affirmed his keenness to coordinate and follow up in order to find solutions and remedies to the problem of detaining fuel ships and work to neutralize them in a way that contributes to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.
He indicated that he realizes the extent of Yemenis’ need for oil, stressing that there is a real crisis that has caused the emergence of long queues for citizens’ cars in front of fuel filling stations.
The UN official reiterated his readiness to make more efforts in this regard to alleviate the suffering of Yemenis.
On Friday, the Yemen Petroleum Campany (YPC) said in a statement that, “The total fines for delaying fuel ships seized by the US-Saudi aggression amounted to 11 million dollars during the truce period”. The company reiterated that the US-Saudi aggression continued to piracy on all fuel ships, without exception, and to seize them since the announcement of the temporary truce.