YGC Calls on United Nations to Quickly Release Detained Gas Ship
Sana’a-based Yemen Gas Company (YGC) called on the United Nations to pressure the Saudi-led coalition to prevent the detention of domestic gas vessels.
YGC indicated in a statement that the Saudi coalition has been holding the gas ship “Lady Sarah” since October 18, which carries a quantity of 9 thousand and 230 metric tons of imported gas. impounded gas vessel.
The company affirmed in its statement that the coalition practices piracy on gas and fuel derivatives vessels despite their being cleared and obtained UN entry permits.
YGC considered preventing the entry of fuel ships and piracy on them, a crime that is inconsistent with international and humanitarian norms, charters, and laws.
The statement called not to use ships of oil and gas derivatives as a means of collective punishment against the Yemeni people. It called on the United Nations and its Special Envoy to assume their responsibilities and compel the Saudi coalition to abide by and comply with the laws and agreements that criminalize the detention of fuel ships and piracy on them.
The US Saudi-led coalition on Saturday seized a new diesel ship and prevented it from reaching the port of Hodeida, despite obtaining a United Nation permit.
Spokesman for the Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC), Issam Al-Mutawakel, said in a brief statement: “The Saudi-led coalition carried out a new piracy operation, which was the seizure of the diesel ship (Oscar), and prevented it from reaching the port of Hodeida, despite being searched in Djibouti and obtaining a permit from the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNIVM).”
Al-Mutawakel held the United Nations and the coalition forces fully responsible for the direct and indirect effects resulting from their detention of fuel ships.
On Friday, YPC announced that the coalition is still holding three fuel ships for varying periods, one of them reached “15” days.