Missile attacks – Another attack on cargo ships off the coast of Yemen

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Missile attacks – Another attack on cargo ships off the coast of Yemen

A merchant ship was attacked again with missiles in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen on Monday morning. According to the British Maritime Trade Authority (UKMTO), the incident took place about 40 nautical miles (74 kilometers) south of the port city of Mocha (al-Mukha).

According to the ship’s captain, the attack took place around 4 a.m. local time. The ship was attacked by two missiles. The crew was unharmed and the cargo ship was heading to the nearest port, it was said.

Ships are advised to exercise caution when navigating the strait between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and to report any suspicious activity, the UKMTO wrote on X (formerly Twitter, see post below).

“Shot in two separate incidents”
As Reuters news agency reported, British maritime security firm Ambrey said the Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship had been “missile-fired in two separate incidents” and damaged.

The Houthis, who control large parts of Yemen, have repeatedly attacked merchant ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in recent months. One of the most important shipping routes for world trade runs through Yemen, along which cargo ships from the Indian Ocean reach the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal in Egypt.

Only this weekend did the US again strike targets of the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen to prevent new attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

Source: Krone

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