Saudi coalition seizes Vos Power oil ship: Yemeni Petroleum Company
In a violation of the renewed truce, the Saudi coalition seizes an oil ship and prevents it from reaching Al-Hudaydah port.
The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) confirmed on Friday that the Saudi-led coalition detained a new oil derivatives ship, preventing it from reaching Al-Hudaydah port.
On Twitter, the YPC's Spokesperson Essam Al-Mutawakel said that the US-led Saudi coalition detained the Vos Power ship, which carries 22,915 tons of gasoline and 7,296 tons of diesel.
تحالف العدوان بقيادة أمريكا يحتجز السفينة "فوس باور" والتي تحمل كميتي 22,915 طنا من مادة #المازوت و7,296 طنا من مادة #الديزل ويمنعها من الوصول الى ميناء الحديدة بالرغم من تفتيشها وحصولها على تصاريح دخول من الأمم المتحدة . pic.twitter.com/VaDoXgtwxc— عصام المتوكل (@YPCSpokesperson) June 3, 2022
Al-Mutawakel mentioned that the coalition prevented the ship from reaching the port despite obtaining permits from the United Nations and being inspected.
Coalition violating truce in Yemen
The Yemeni spokesperson indicated that the Saudi-led coalition continues to engage in piracy operations against oil derivatives ships, ignoring all efforts aimed at relieving the Yemeni people from their suffering caused by the siege imposed on the country.
Thus, the Saudi-led coalition is violating the UN-brokered truce in Yemen - which was extended on Thursday - that stipulates facilitating the entry of 18 ships carrying fuel to the ports of Al-Hudaydah, allowing two flights to and from Sanaa's airport every week, as well as the cessation of "all offensive military operations, by land, air, and sea."
It is noteworthy that on May 20, the YPC also announced that Saudi-led coalition forces seized the ship Pericles, which carried 30,597 tons of gasoline and diesel.
On May 12, the Yemeni company confirmed that the coalition had seized the oil ship Cornet, which was carrying 29,000 tons.
Similarly, on May 7, the coalition seized two diesel ships: the first, Princess Khadija, was carrying 29,226 tons, and the other, Johud, was carrying 31,959 tons, according to Al-Mutawakel.
Sanaa government calls on UN to unify oil & gas revenues
On his part, the head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Mohammad Abdul Salam, pointed out that the Sanaa government has always indicated to the UN that the unification of oil and gas revenues - which are under the control of other parties, along with the revenues of Al-Hudaydah port - is the solution to disbursing salaries to all Yemeni employees and retirees.
توحيد إيرادات النفط والغاز الواقعة تحت سيطرة الأطراف الأخرى مع إيرادات ميناء الحديدة هو الحل لصرف المرتبات لعموم موظفي ومتقاعدي الجمهورية، ودائما ما نطالب الأمم المتحدة بذلك، واللجنة الاقتصادية على أتم الاستعداد للمناقشة متى ما أعلنت الأمم المتحدة جهوزية الأطراف الأخرى.— محمد عبدالسلام (@abdusalamsalah) June 3, 2022