SAUDI AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO OBSTRUCT OIL SHIPMENTS TO HODEIDAH PORT
TWO SOUTH KOREANS AND 14 OTHER NATIONALS ARE BEING HELD BY HOUTHI REBELS AFTER THREE VESSELS THEY WERE ABOARD WERE SEIZED OFF THE COAST OF YEMEN.
The Iran-backed Houthi militias’ refusal to implement a legitimate Yemen government order on collecting customs fees on all oil derivative revenues at Hodeida port has led the halt of ten vessels in the Red Sea.
A maritime threat has been reported in the Red Sea in the vicinity of Yemen. The nature of the event is potential increased increased hostilities that threaten maritime security.