U.N. mission speaks with crew of vessel seized by Houthis

Houthis UAE-flagged vessel off Yemen 


A United Nations mission said on Wednesday it has spoken to crew members from an Emirati vessel that was seized by the Yemeni Houthi movement earlier this month.

“As part of its routine weekly patrol, the UN Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement visited As-Salif port and neighbouring areas this afternoon. The patrol team saw the RWABEE vessel from a distance and spoke to its crew members,” the mission said on Twitter.

Yemen’s Houthis said the Emirati cargo vessel that they seized in the Red Sea had been carrying military hardware, but the Saudi-led coalition, fighting the Iranian-aligned Houthis, said the ship had been carrying medical equipment.

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