Houthis claim firing at 2 ships in Red Sea and damaging both

Feb 7, 2024

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said on Tuesday they fired missiles at two ships the Red Sea, causing damage to ships. The group's military spokesman said it had fired naval missiles at Star Nasiya and morning tideThe Marshall Islands and Barbados-flagged ships were identified as American and British, respectively.
Managed by Greek-owned Star Nasia Star Bulk CarriersDamaged by an explosion at 1115 GMT, its crew were not injured, a Greek shipping ministry official said. The official said it was not clear whether the explosion was caused by a sea mine or a rocket.
Separately, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations Agency and the British Maritime Security Firm umbre An explosion was reported near a merchant ship near Yemen's Aden port on Tuesday. The southbound Greek-owned bulk carrier was targeted while passing through the Maritime Security Transit Corridor about 53 nautical miles southwest of Aden en route from the US to India, Ambre said. Maritime monitoring service TankerTrackers.com said the ship was carrying US coal to India.
Embrey said the second ship, a Barbados-flagged general cargo ship owned by a British company, was damaged by an unmanned aerial vehicle while heading south through the Red Sea. There is no report of anyone being injured. It said the ship took evasive maneuvers and continued its journey.

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