Petty Officer Cruel Kev's Blog to honor our Sailors, Mariners, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Airmen & Soldiers of the United States as well as Sailors & Mariners World wide.
Sunday, October 02, 2016
Egypt Condemns Houthi Militia For Targeting UAE Aid Ship
Egypt, on Sunday, condemned the Houthi militia for targeting the leased civilian ship "Swift", owned by UAE Marine Dredging Company, in Bab al Mandab, which was on a routine voyage to deliver medical and relief aid to Aden. ''Such attacks on humanitarian aid convoys violate international laws and norms, and represent a flagrant breach of International Humanitarian Law,'' said Ahmed Abu Zaid, spokesperson for Egypt's Foreign Ministry, in a statement issued today.
In a statement late on Saturday, the Command of Coalition Forces Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen said the vessel was on its usual route, to and from Aden to transfer relief and medical aid and evacuate wounded civilians to complete their treatment outside Yemen. The coalition rescued its civilian passengers, and no crew members were injured.