US military holds Houthi rebels responsible for attack on ship in Red Sea

Feb24,2024



New Delhi: Yemen Houthi rebels are responsible for one attack on a British ownership ship In the Red Seadue to which a oil slick and posing a risk of fertilizer spills, reported U.S. military On Saturday, the AP reported.
The Rubymar, a cargo ship registered in Britain and operated by a Lebanese company, was targeted on February 18 while navigating the Bab el-Mandeb strait. As a result of the missile attack, the crew had to abandon the ship, which was carrying more than 41,000 tons of fertilizer. The significant damage caused to the ship resulted in an 18-mile oil slick, raising concerns about potential environmental impact in the Red Sea.
On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported, based on satellite images provided by Planet Labs PBC, that the stricken ship was releasing oil into the Red Sea.
US Central Command has expressed its concern about the actions of the Houthi rebels and issued a statement saying that the ship's cargo “could spill into the Red Sea and exacerbate this environmental disaster”.
“The Houthis are demonstrating a disregard for the regional impact of their indiscriminate attacks, endangering fishing industries, coastal communities and imported food supplies,” the statement said.
In response to the ongoing attacks on shipping routes in the Red Sea, the United States military revealed on Friday that it successfully destroyed seven mobile anti-ship cruise missiles that the Houthi rebels were planning to launch towards targets in the Red Sea. Were preparing.
US forces have been targeting Houthi-held areas in Yemen in recent weeks in response to growing threats to shipping routes. The Houthi rebels claim their attacks are a response to Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip, but they have targeted ships with no apparent connection to Israel, disrupting trade between Asia, the Middle East and Europe.



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