Fire Caused By Blasts Breaks Out On Cargo Ship, Agencies Say


A fire caused by nearby explosions broke out onboard a vessel southeast of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday, reports Reuters quoting the U.K. Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency and British security firm Ambrey reported.

A first explosion was reported at a distance off the vessel’s port quarter and a second explosion caused damage to the vessel, leading to a fire which the crew are dealing with, the British maritime agencies said. No casualties were reported.

Coalition Forces operating in the area are investigating,” UKMTO said.

The U.S. has formed an international coalition aimed at safeguarding commercial traffic in the Red Sea region from attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi militants. The Houthis say they are carrying out the attacks in solidarity with Palestinians in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

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Source: Reuters