Published: 2024-02-12 10:32
Last Updated: 2024-02-29 21:31
Two British maritime agencies reported Monday that a ship had been targeted with two missiles while passing through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen.
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), managed by the British Royal Navy, stated it received "a report of an incident 40 nautical miles south of Al Mukha in Yemen." It added that "the captain reported that his ship was attacked with two missiles," noting that the ship's crew is safe and that the ship continued its course to its next port of call.
Additionally, the British maritime security agency “Ambrey” reported that a Greek-owned cargo ship flying the flag of the Marshall Islands "was targeted with missiles in two separate incidents" within 20 minutes and "it was reported to have been hit and sustained damage on the starboard side," noting that the ship had an armed security team onboard.
Since November 19, the Iran-backed Houthis have been carrying out attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea affiliated with the Israeli Occupation, citing support for Gaza, which has been under the Israeli Occupation’s aggression for 1229 days.