Unidentified warplanes flew over Iran’s Nejat aid ship en route to the Gulf of Oman.
Despite that the rescue ship continued on its path.
The Iranian cargo ship is carrying some 1,500 tons of foodstuffs consisting of rice, wheat, canned fish, tents, blankets and pharmaceutical items for people in Yemen.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has been trying to dispatch humanitarian aid to Yemen by sea and air, but has failed to do so due to Saudi Arabia's full blockade of the war-ravaged country.
Iran had earlier sent five consignments of humanitarian aid to Yemen, including a total of 69 tons of relief, medical aid, and consumer items, the agency reported.