Sana'a (Debriefer) The Saudi-led coalition has detained a new oil tanker, denying the fuel access to the Yemeni western port of Hodeida, the Iranian-backed Houthi group said on Wednesday.
The Arab coalition detains the 'Princess Khadija' vessel with 29,923 tons of diesel and petrol onboard, the Houthi-run Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) said in a statement, "although the tanker was cleared by the United Nations."
No immediate remarks have been released by the Arab coalition in response to the Houthi claims.
The Sana'a-based YPC often accuses coalition navy of detaining all the fuel tankers intended to public consumption and denying them access to the Houthi-held Hodeida port.
For the Yemeni UN-recognized government, the Houthis are to blame for delayed arrival of tankers that fail to bide by import regulations imposed by the government-run economic committee.