Yemen: New Houthi attack on merchant ship – SOS issued

British marine insurer Ambre announced that a Liberian-flagged container ship was attacked by the Houthis on Monday while sailing off the coast of Yemen.

The vessel, listed as being operated by Israeli company ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, is no longer owned by it as it is not listed in other open sources, Ambrey added.

It left Singapore and headed for Djibouti. The name of the vessel has not been released.

The ship broadcast an SOS

The attack occurred about 88 miles southeast of Aden, according to Ambrey, citing intelligence, which “struck and sent a distress signal”.

However, it is not clear whether it was directly hit by the missile or damaged by nearby explosions.

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels have been attacking merchant ships in the Red Sea in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

The cargo ship Rubymar sank on Friday for the first time since the Houthis attacked it last November.

Source: RES-MPE

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