Sana'a (Debriefer) - One of the oil tankers detained by the Saudi-led coalition off Jizan has headed for unknown direction, director of the Sana'a-based Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) said late on Saturday.
After ten months of detention, the vessel suffered technical problems, before leaving to indefinite area along with its cargo of 30,000 tons of petrol, Ammar al-Adhro'ei added in remarks carried by the Houthi-run al-Masyra.
This is one of 13 vessels detained by Arab coalition, he said, noting that the detention cost his company US$ 34 million.
Earlier on Saturday, Houthi negotiator said there was no justification for the detention of 14 oil tankers already permitted by the UN.
The Houthi group called on the international community and the UN and US special envoys for Yemen to practice pressures on the coalition for the release of oil tankers, Abdul Malik al-Ajri added.
Instead, these vessels are now used as "negotiating leverage", which he dubbed as a "crime and blatant collusion."
Sana'a City and other provinces under Houthi control for several months have been experiencing oil shortage that deepened since the beginning of this year.
On Friday, the UN warned against the complications of oil crisis in Yemen, where fuel level reached zero for the first time since the war outbreak in 2015.