Vessel off the coast of Yemen struck by missile, UK says

Males stand close to a billboard bearing the picture of a industrial ship with the flag of Israel as it’s burning after Yemen’s Houthi-affiliated naval forces struck it, at a road on January 10, 2024 in Sana’a, Yemen.

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A vessel off the coast of Yemen on Monday reported it had been hit from above by a missile, in response to an replace from the UK Maritime Commerce Operations group.

The UKMTO stated authorities had been investigating the incident, which occurred southeast of Aden in Yemen, and stated ships had been “advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity.”

It comes shortly after the U.S. and U.Okay. launched joint strikes in opposition to Houthi targets in Yemen. The Iran-backed group has been attacking ships traversing the Pink Sea since late final yr, wreaking havoc on international commerce and drawing worldwide condemnation.

The militants declare their assaults within the Pink Sea are in response to the continuing conflict within the Gaza Strip.

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