The cargo ship was captured on Sunday in the southern Red Sea.
The video recording was broadcast by the Houthi movement’s al Masirah television channel.
The Yemeni group claims the ship has ties to Israel.
However, Israel maintains that the ship was owned by the British and operated by the Japanese. Moreover, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the capture of the cargo boat is an act of “terrorism” by Iran.
The Houthi militias are part of a regional alliance allied with Iran, which also includes the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and Lebanon’s Shiite group Hezbollah – although there is no evidence that Tehran ordered the capture of the ship a day ago.
Iran blames Israel for instability in the Middle East, saying the “circle of conflicts” in the region is driven by the “continuous crimes” of the regime in Tel Aviv.
On board the ship “Galaxy Leader”, which sailed under the flag of the Bahamas, there was also a Romanian, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) from Bucharest reported on Monday. According to Adrian Mihălcioiu, the leader of the Free Sailors’ Union (SLN), it is a Romanian electrician, aged 29.
According to the SLN leader, the ship had left a port in Turkey, on the Red Sea, very close to Yemen, and when it was on its way to a place where it was going to get gas, it was attacked by rebel forces.
Photo: The Telegraph / Youtube.com video capture
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