A tanker linked to an Israel-affiliated company was seized off Yemen Sunday by armed individuals, a US defence official confirmed, following a series of incidents on the same shipping route. The maritime security firm Ambrey said that “US naval forces are engaged in the situation” after the incident involving the Central Park, which is owned and managed by a UK-based, Israel-linked company. Owner Zodiac Maritime said that among the 22 crew were Russian, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Indian, Georgian and Filipino nationals, as well as a Turkish captain, according to Ambrey. Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels had previously threatened to attack the tanker if it did not divert to the port of Hodeida, it said. Watch the video for more details.