Deep concern over reports of seizure of India-bound vessel by Houthis in Red Sea: UN spokesperson

Updated: Nov 21 2023 1:20PM

By Yoshita Singh

United Nations, Nov 21 (PTI) The UN Secretary-General is following with "deep concern" reports of the seizure of a vessel by the Houthis in the Red Sea that was reportedly en route between Turkiye and India, a spokesperson said.

On Sunday, a British-owned and Japanese-operated ship named "Galaxy Leader" was seized near Hodeida, Yemen, while sailing for India, according to the vessel's operator, NYK Line.

The vehicle carrier had 25 crew members who were taken hostage by Yemen's Houthi rebels.