JapanA cargo ship operated by shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) was seized in the Red Sea, and Iran-backed Yemeni Houthi militants confirmed they were responsible.
Nippon Yusen has hired British-owned Galaxy Leader to transport the cars. Nippon Yusen confirmed that “the freighter has been detained and we are confirming the safety of the crew.”
Galaxy Leader flies the Bahamian flag, and the 25 crew members on board are from Bulgaria, the Philippines, and the Philippines.MexicoUkrainian nationality, noisraelPeople, and no Japanese. Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism received notification from Nippon Yusen yesterday (19th).
The Youth Movement issued a press release on Sunday saying it had seized an Israeli ship in the Red Sea. A spokesperson for the group said: “We treat our crew members in accordance with Islamic principles and values.”
According to Israeli military information, the cargo ship was originally heading from Turkey to India. Marinetraffic.com last received a signal from Galaxy Leader as it passed between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.