The owner of the Rubymar cargo ship, which was abandoned in the southern Red Sea after being hit by a missile fired by Yemen's Houthis last week, is looking at towing the vessel to Saudi Arabia once a leak can be fixed, the ship's chartering broker said on Monday.

"There is a small fuel leakage which (we) will attempt to close... enabling the vessel to be towed safely hopefully to Jeddah," Roy Khoury, CEO of Lebanon-based Blue Fleet Group, told Reuters by email.

(Reporting by Jonathan Saul; Editing by Jan Harvey)