YPC: US-Saudi Aggression Continues to Detain 19 Oil Ships
Yemen Petroleum Company confirmed, again, the detention of 19 oil vessels by forces of the US-Saudi aggression. In a statement, it said that US-Saudi aggression still detaining 19 oil ships, including two ships loaded with diesel and two ships carrying domestic gas.
The company stated that the coalition of aggression continues to detain 15 oil ships with a total tonnage of 400 thousand tons of gasoline and diesel. “The coalition detains oil ships for varying periods, the maximum of which is for 172 days.”
It emphasized that the aggression’s detention of ships is a clear violation of the provisions of the International Convention on Human Rights, the rules of international humanitarian law and all applicable laws and customs.
The company stressed that the detention violates and ignores the Stockholm Agreement, which stressed in its entirety the need to facilitate the arrival of basic materials and humanitarian aid to the port of Hodeidah in a manner that meets the needs and aspirations of the Yemeni people.
The YPC noted that these realistic data completely contradict what was stated in the briefings of the UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, before the Security Council as he claimed that fuel ships entered Hodeidah port without any obstacles.
The company indicated that the coalition of aggression continues to blockade Yemeni citizens through acts of maritime piracy aimed at impeding the arrival of ships of oil derivatives, domestic gas, food, medicine and other urgent needs to the port of Hodeidah.
“Ships are prevented from arriving into Hodeidah port despite the completion of all inspection procedures in Djibouti through the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM),” it added. “These ships have obtained UN permits that confirm that the cargo conforms to the conditions stipulated in the concept of verification and inspection mechanism operations.”