The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) reported that, through its Embassy in Saudi Arabia, concurrent with Yemen, it remains attentive to the evolution of the hijacking of a cargo ship in international waters of the Red Sea, whose crew is made up of 25 people. and among which are two of Mexican nationality.
“Since this unfortunate event became known, the Mexican Embassy has taken steps through diplomatic channels to corroborate the situation of the crew and has had communication with representatives of embassies of other countries involved to obtain informationand carry out steps that lead to the release of the crew members who are on said vessel,” said the SRE.
This, after Japan announced this Monday that it would make contact with the Houthi rebels of Yemen, after these militias, supported by Iran, captured a ship in the Red Sea, a vessel operated by a Japanese group and whose owner is Israeli.
A few days before the capture, the Houthis threatened to attack Israeli ships in this strategic sea located between northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, in retaliation for the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office indicated on Sunday that The ship belongs to a British company and was operated by a Japanese group.
Japan is in “communication with Israel and in addition to direct contacts with the Houthis, we strongly ask Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and the other concerned countries to urge Houthis to quickly free ship and to the crew members,” Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa declared on Monday.
He specified that the crew is made up of 25 members of various nationalities, including Ukrainians, Bulgarians, Filipinos and Mexicans.