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UK says ship attacked in Yemen

UK says ship attacked in Yemen

A vessel was damaged in two attacks off Yemen's southwest coast on Friday, the British Maritime Safety Organization (UKMTO) said.

The agency said the ship's captain reported two attacks 14 nautical miles southwest of the Yemeni city of Moga.

No victims

Crews sensed the first explosion nearby, before the boat 'Two missiles hit and damaged the ship', UKMTO noted, it has not reported any victims. These attacks were not immediately claimed. British security firm Ambre reported an incident in the same area “Three missiles were spotted. Close to these missiles was a Panamanian-flagged tanker.. “The tanker is bound for the United Kingdom before the change of ownership in November 2023”According to the company.

Currently, “The ship's owner is registered in Seychelles and carries on business activities linked to Russia. The tanker was en route from Primorsk, Russia to Vadinar, India., Ambre added. Yemen's Houthi rebels, who control much of the country and say they are acting in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, have been carrying out attacks since November against ships they believe are linked to Israel. Islamic movement Hamas.

America, in the face of Houthi attacks, supportIsrael, in December set up a multinational maritime defense force in the Red Sea and launched UK-backed strikes against rebels in Yemen. The Houthis said on Wednesday, despite a slowdown in their attacks in recent weeks “Continued their military operations against all hostile targets in the Red Sea, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean”.