NewsHouthi rebels target two ships in Red Sea: Attacks continue despite crew safety and no injuries

Houthi rebels target two ships in Red Sea: Attacks continue despite crew safety and no injuries

The Yemeni rebels, Huti, supported by Iran, have repeatedly attacked ships in the waters surrounding Yemen since November 2023, mainly in the Red Sea.
The Yemeni rebels, Huti, supported by Iran, have repeatedly attacked ships in the waters surrounding Yemen since November 2023, mainly in the Red Sea.
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10:53 AM EST, January 26, 2024

A container ship, approximately 68 miles from the Yemeni city of Al Hudaydah, reported to the British Maritime Trade Organization (UKMTO) that an explosion occurred nearby. The crew observed missile shells several miles away from their location.

The UKMTO noted another explosion at sea, roughly a mile away from the reporting ship.

The ship and crew are safe

Additionally, the UKMTO passed on reports of two missile explosions near the ship in the Yemeni port of Aden. They added that the boat and its crew remain safe, and no damage has been reported.

Iran-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels have repeatedly attacked ships in the waters around Yemen, primarily in the Red Sea, since November 2023. They claim these actions support the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas in its fight against Israel in the Gaza Strip.

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Often, it was found that they were firing on vessels not affiliated with Israel. In response to the attacks posing a threat to maritime transport, American and British troops have been carrying out airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen since January 12.

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