The Houthis strongly criticized the UN’s Security Council, better known as the UNSC, for demanding the release of a seized UAE-flagged vessel.
At the UN Security Council or the UNSC, India has called on Houthi rebels to expedite the release of the country’s crew members from a vessel hijacked off the Yemen coast.
Of 11, seven members are Indians while the rest are from Myanmar, the Philippines, Ethiopia, and Indonesia, the UAE’s representative mentioned in a letter as reported by AFP.
The geo-political case of the hijacking in July 2020 of the GULF SKY from UAE waters to Iran with 28 Indian crew has been further investigated by the BBC in a long-read article now available on-line.
Around 5-6 armed terrorists boarded Asphalt Princess, a Panama flagged oil tanker and tried to take control of the ship. They wanted to divert the tanker to Iran, but the crew onboard quickly jumped into action and sabotaged the ship’s engine so that the vessel cannot move any further.
The British Navy issues warnings of a “potential ship hijack” of a Panama-flagged ship miles away from the United Arab Emirates coast in the Gulf of Oman.
Navy officials in Nigeria upheld the verdict stating that harsh punishment will be implemented and only that will tackle any piracy that occurs in the waters off the coasts of Nigeria.
Piracy attacks in Nigeria have always been a cause of concern for shippers as repeated attacks and hijacks puts cargo vessels and maritime trade in jeopardy.
Boskalis heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin was hijacked on Sunday approximately 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea.