The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations Authority said that it had received a report indicating that unauthorized persons had boarded a ship near the Sultanate of Oman this morning, according to what was reported by Bloomberg News Agency.
The authority reported earlier today that it had received a report about an incident 50 nautical miles east of the Omani port of Sohar.
She said that she is unable to conduct further communications with the ship at the present time, adding in a statement on the XN platform, “The authorities are investigating the incident,” without giving further details.
The British Maritime Authority called on ships sailing in the area to “exercise caution” and to report any “suspicious” activities.
Yesterday, Wednesday, a group announced Houthi Yemeni, targeting an American ship in the Red Sea that it said was providing support to Israel.
These developments come a week after 12 countries led by the United States warned the Houthis that they would face consequences if they did not stop targeting commercial ships in the Red Sea, one of the most important waterways for global trade.
The Houthis threaten to attack ships linked to Israel or heading to Israeli ports, as part of their support for the Palestinians in Gaza against the backdrop of the war that Israel has waged on the Strip since last October 7.
On a related level, the leader of the Houthi group, Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi, considered that the United Nations resolution regarding the security of navigation in the Red Sea is a “political game.”
“The United States is violating international law,” he wrote on the X platform.
Al-Houthi, head of the group's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, added, “What the Yemeni armed forces are doing comes within the framework of legitimate defense, and any action they face will have a reaction.”
On Wednesday, the UN Security Council called on the Houthis in Yemen to immediately stop attacks on ships in the Red Sea, implicitly supported a US-led task force to protect the ships, and warned of escalating tensions.
In return, Mohammed al-Houthi called on the Security Council to immediately release 2.3 million people from the Israeli-American siege, which has become a deadly weapon and because of which Gaza has become the largest prison in which collective criminal punishment is practiced.