Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthi pirates, said in a statement on the West Bank ends.
Israel said that “Galaxy Leader” was operated by a Japanese company. Jerusalem described the incident as an “Iranian act of terrorism” with consequences for international maritime security. The Israeli military makes it clear that “the Houthi hijacking of a cargo ship near Yemen in the southern Red Sea is a very serious incident of global significance.” The ship was heading from Türkiye to India.
Maritime security firm Ambre told Reuters the ship’s group owner is listed as “Ray Kar Carriers”, whose parent company is owned by Abraham “Rami” Unger, an Israeli businessman. There were reportedly 25 crew members on board, including nationals from the Philippines, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Mexico. The ship, a car transporter, was traveling from Europe to India without any cargo, a spokesman said.