Yemen’s Houthi rebels seize Saudi Arabian ship in Red Sea

A Saudi Arabian tugboat was seized by Yemen‘s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Sunday, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency SPA.

The vessel was towing a South Korean drilling rig in the south of the Red Sea when it “fell under hijacking and armed robbery by two boats,” Saudi military spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki told a news conference, SPA reported. He did not say how many crew members were aboard the ship.
The Saudi ship was reportedly among three vessels seized within 3 miles (4.8 km) off Uqban island and taken to the Salif port in western Yemen, according to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah news agency. Al-Masirah did not report on the origin of the other two ships.

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Source: CNN