Arab Coalition: Houthis hijack vessel south of Red Sea

File photo of Houthis in a boat during an attack in the Red Sea. (Supplied)

The Iran-backed Houthi militia hijacked a vessel (Rabigh 3) on Sunday south of the Red Sea, according to the Arab Coalition.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the vessel was hijacked by armed Houthis traveling on two boats.

Al-Maliki said that the naval vessel was towing a drilling rig owned by a South Korean company.

He reaffirmed that the Iran-backed Houthis’ actions pose a real threat to international shipping and trade and that the hijacking is a threat to the security of Bab al-Mandeb Strait and the South Red Sea.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01