On Sunday, Yemen’s Houthi rebels said a gas ship held by the Saudi-led coalition, carrying 8,259 metric tons of gas, was released.
Houthis say the vessel carrying 8,259 metric tons of gas was seized by the Saudi-led coalition on April 27.
Ali Measar, a spokesperson for the Houthi-run gas company in Sanaa, in a statement cited by the local Saba news agency that “The ship is expected to arrive at al-Hudaydah port within hours.”
Houthi insurgents warned last week that the seizure of the gas ship will cause a gas crisis in rebel-held areas.
Houthi-held areas in Yemen suffer regular fuel shortages as the Saudi-led coalition blocks the entry of gas and oil vessels into al-Hudaydah port.
A UN-brokered two-month truce, under which all offensive military operations were halted by the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition, was established last month.
18 fuel ships will be allowed to dock in al-Hudaydah port under the terms of the truce.
Since 2014, when Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sanaa, Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability.
The Saudi-led coalition entered the war in early 2015 to restore the Yemeni government to power.
With millions suffering from hunger, the 8-year conflict has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.