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Mon Nov 20, 2023, 01:43 PM Nov 20

Seized Galaxy Leader ship in Yemen's Hodeidah port area - owner

Source: Reuters

Seized Galaxy Leader ship in Yemen's Hodeidah port area - owner

November 20, 2023 1:33 PM EST Updated 4 min ago

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The Galaxy Leader commercial ship was "illegally boarded by military personnel via a helicopter" on Nov. 19 and is now in the Hodeidah port area in Yemen, the vessel’s owner said on Monday.

"All communications were subsequently lost with the vessel," Isle of Man registered Galaxy Maritime Ltd, owner of the pure car carrier Galaxy Leader, said in a statement.

"The company, as a shipping concern, will not be commenting further on the political or geopolitical situation."

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis released video footage on Monday showing armed men dropping from a helicopter and seizing a cargo ship in the southern Red Sea.


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Original Reuters link (paywall): https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/seized-galaxy-leader-ship-yemens-hodeidah-port-area-owner-2023-11-20/

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