The major Yemeni ports have resumed operations after a prolonged shutdown due to the armed conflict between Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition forces.
The ports that have resumed the operation are Salif, Hodeidah, Mokha, Aden and Mukalla, reported Gulf Agency.
The three ports namely Ras Isa, Balhaf and Ash Shihr will remain closed due to the continuation of the conflict in the respective regions.
The vessels are required to obtain an entry permission from the Ministry of Transport, through the local agent and / or receivers, prior to arrival..
The vessels can enter Yemeni territorial waters only after an inspection by the naval forces of Saudi Arabian-led coalition.
Meanwhile, Gulf Agency Company reported that the situation could “change rapidly and vessels calling at Yemeni ports are recommended to always assess the current situation prior to entering Yemeni waters.”
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In October, the Saudi-led coalition, fighting the Houthi rebels, warned commercial vessels to stay away from areas hit by fighting, obstructing the supply of food and fuel.
Reportedly, more than nine vessels were anchored 60 miles away from the port awaiting permission to dock.
Recently, Yemen’s largest military port, the Port of Hodeidah, received the first ship with fuel supply after waiting in international waters for two months.