Saudi Arabia launches modern naval vessels to protect oil tankers in the Red Sea
Saudi Arabia launched a new batch of modern marine boats in order to secure the safety of oil tankers and commercial vessels and ensure the navigation lines in general in the Red Sea .
The commander of the Saudi navy fleet, Major General Hamed al-Juhani, said Thursday in the Jazan region that the launch of the Ramin and Dassan boats is aimed at increasing the capabilities of the Royal Navy units.
He added: "This inauguration is part of the procedures to support the operations of the naval alliance in the area of operations, to secure and protect water in the south of the Red Sea .. After the Houthi militia targeting oil tankers and commercial vessels."
The new boats are French-made, characterized by their speed and modern technology, in addition to the ability to sail for a long time, and the possibility of saving 20 people, and the breadth of eight members of the sailing crew.
It is worth noting that the Kingdom had earlier announced the suspension of shipments of oil through the Bab al-Mandab Strait after attempts to target two Saudi oil tankers.
Later, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid bin Abdul Aziz al-Faleh announced that the Kingdom had decided to resume the shipment of oil through the Bab al-Mandab Strait