Vessel targeted by missile attack in Red Sea

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

A missile attack targeted a commercial vessel transiting southwest of Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah without causing any damage or casualties, maritime security firms said on Thursday, in an attack likely carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

The vessel was “suspiciously approached” 68 nautical miles (125 km) off Hodeidah.

The vessel had undergone a ‘missile attack’ at the location, “no injuries or damages were reported.”

The UK Maritime Trade Operations, run by the Royal Navy, also reported an incident at the same location near the crucial Bab el-Mandeb Strait in the southern Red Sea, with “a missile impacting the water in close proximity” to the ship.

“Vessel and all crew are safe and proceeding to next port of call,” it said in an advisory.

Houthi rebels say their campaign is in solidarity with Palestinians amid the Gaza war.

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