File picture: Hodeidah port in Yemen. Image Credit: Reuters

Cairo: The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen received a distress signal from an oil tanker after it had been subjected to “armed harassment” off Yemen’s Hodeidah port, Saudi state TV reported on Wednesday, citing the coalition.

The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) said earlier on Wednesday that the coalition had diverted to a Saudi port a fifth fuel vessel heading for the Houthi-controlled port of Hodeidah.