The Arab coalition received an emergency signal from an oil tanker on Wednesday after it was subjected to armed nuisance in front of the port of Hodeidah in Yemen, state media reported.
The coalition confirmed the presence of high-risk indicators in the region and the sea corridor opposite the port of Hodeidah.
The coalition had earlier said it was monitoring and documenting “preparations for hostile action by an explosively charged boat off the Yemeni port of Saleef”.
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It reiterated that the planning and execution of the seizure of the Emirati flag “Rawabi” ship originated from the port of Hodeidah.
The coalition considers the port of Hodeidah an important center for receiving and assembling Iranian ballistic missiles, and stresses that both Hodeidah and Saleef are major centers for launching hostilities and threatening maritime security.
This comes after the coalition spokesman demanded that the Houthis immediately release “Rawabi” and its cargo, adding that any port used to launch maritime piracy and armed robberies would become legitimate military targets
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