Suspected Houthi Rebel Attack Sets Cargo Ship Ablaze

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  • A suspected attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has seen missiles strike a ship in the Gulf of Aden and set it ablaze.
  • The attack happened in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen, the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations.

A suspected attack Thursday by Yemen’s Houthi rebels saw missiles strike a ship in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said, setting the vessel ablaze, in what would be the latest such assault in their campaign over the Israel-Hamas war, reports Abc News.

The attack happened in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen, the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations center said. It said the vessel caught fire in the attack.

The private security firm Ambrey said a merchant vessel made a radio distress call saying it had been struck by a missile.

The ship “was en route from Malaysia to Venice, Italy,” Ambrey said. It added that the ship was “aligned with the Houthi target profile,” without elaborating.

Missiles strike ship in Gulf of Aden sparking blaze

The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge Thursday’s attack, but it typically takes the rebels hours or even days to claim them. The attack follows the Houthis launching a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday.

The Houthis have launched more than 50 attacks on shipping, killed three sailors, seized one vessel and sunk another since November, according to the US Maritime Administration.

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Source: ABC News