Hezbollah announced that the second ship carrying Iranian diesel oil for Lebanon docked in the Syrian port of Baniyas.
In a statement released early on Friday, Hezbollah’s Media Relations Office said: “The second ship delivering diesel oil from the Islamic Republic docked in Baniyas Port at 22:00 on Thursday.”
The first ship, also carrying diesel oil from Iran, arrived earlier this month in Baniyas. Dozens of tankers delivering the fuel from Baniyas to Lebanese territories crossed the Syrian border last week (Thursday, September 16).
In a speech on September 13, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said two more ships, carrying gasoline and diesel will arrive in the Syrian port later.
Daily life has been almost paralyzed in Lebanon as fuel dries up because the country lacks the dollars to pay for it.
The state-owned power company is generating only minimal electricity, leaving businesses and households almost entirely dependent on small, private generators that run on fuel oil.