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Crew abandon ship attacked by Houthis in Red Sea – DW – 06/24/2024

Crew abandon ship attacked by Houthis in Red Sea – DW – 06/24/2024

A group of A merchant ship was attacked on Sunday (06/23/2024) Abandoned ship in southern Red Sea records “uncontrollable flooding” from rebel-claimed attack The Houthis of YemenThe British Navy said all crew members, including the captain, were rescued.

“A merchant vessel has been reported to be flooded, forcing the captain and crew to abandon ship. They were rescued by a support vessel,” the British Navy’s Merchant Marine Operations Organization (UKMTO) said. In a statement.

The first warning of a drone strike 65 nautical miles from the Yemeni port city of Al Hodeidah this morning left the ship abandoned in the same coordinates south of the Red Sea and off the coast of Yemen. , according to Ref.

Earlier in the day, the British Navy said the “captain reported that the vessel collided due to damage caused by an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)”.

The severity of the damage was too great and prevented the crew from preventing water from entering the ship to continue on the planned course, so the captain ordered the ship to be abandoned due to the possibility of sinking.

Rebels claimed responsibility for both attacks

Yemen’s Houthi rebels today claimed responsibility for attacks on ships, one in the Red Sea and two in the Indian Ocean.

“Naval forces of our (Houthi) armed forces carried out a second offensive operation against the Transworld Navigator ship in the Red Sea, using an unmanned boat, directly hitting the ship,” the Houthis’ military spokesman said. Yahya Sariya said in a statement.

Rebels attacked the same ship yesterday because the company owning the Liberian-flagged ship “violated the decision to ban entry into the ports of Occupied Palestine,” referring to Israel.

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For similar reasons, the Houthis attacked the Stolt Sequoia in the Indian Ocean, a Liberian-flagged tanker, with an undetermined “number of cruise missiles” and “the operation achieved its objectives”.

jc (efe, afp, reuters)