A cargo ship from Turkey certain for India has been hijacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels within the Purple Sea. The ship was carrying round 25 crew members belonging to varied nations. Houthis had claimed they seized an Israeli ship, which was denied by Israel. Data from the workplace of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu additionally indicated that no Indians had been on board the “Galaxy Chief”.
Confirming the hijack, the Israeli Defence Forces posted on X, previously Twitter: “The hijacking of a cargo ship by the Houthis close to Yemen within the southern Purple Sea is a really grave incident of worldwide consequence. The ship departed Turkey on its option to India, staffed by civilians of assorted nationalities, not together with Israelis. It’s not an Israeli ship.”
The hijacking of a cargo ship by the Houthis close to Yemen within the southern Purple Sea is a really grave incident of worldwide consequence.
The ship departed Turkey on its option to India, staffed by civilians of assorted nationalities, not together with Israelis. It’s not an Israeli ship.
— Israel Protection Forces (@IDF) November 19, 2023
“Israel strongly condemns the Iranian assault in opposition to a global vessel. The ship, which is owned by a British firm and is operated by a Japanese agency, was hijacked with Iran steering by the Yemenite Houthi militia,” learn a submit on X from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s workplace.
“We took an Israeli cargo ship to the Yemeni coast,” information company AFP quoted a Houthi official as saying. A maritime supply within the coastal metropolis of Hodeida mentioned the ship had been taken to the port metropolis of Salif, reported AFP.
“Onboard the vessel are 25 crew members of assorted nationalities together with Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Filipino and Mexican. No Israelis are onboard,” Israel Prime Minister’s Workplace posted.
That is one other act of Iranian terrorism and constitutes a leap ahead in Iran’s aggression in opposition to the residents of the free world, with worldwide penalties relating to the safety of the worldwide delivery lanes.
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) November 19, 2023
“The Bahaman-flagged vessel is registered beneath a British firm, which is partially owned by Israeli tycoon Abraham Ungar, who goes by Rami. The vessel was leased out to a Japanese firm on the time of the hijacking,” reported The Instances of Israel.
The Houthis, backed by Iran, have vowed to focus on Israel-linked vessels within the Purple Sea. “The Yemeni Armed Forces… verify they are going to proceed to hold out qualitative strikes with missiles and drones till the Israeli aggression stops,” learn a Houthi navy assertion aired on the rebels’ Al-Masirah TV earlier this month.
The Houthis had seized Yemen’s capital Sanaa in 2014 and management giant swathes of the nation.
Earlier, they carried out strikes in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which performed a navy marketing campaign in opposition to the rebels.