July 22, 2024

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Greek oil tanker attacked by Houthis near Yemen

On Saturday, near Yemen, the Houthis hit an oil tanker owned by Greece with an anti-ship missile.

It sailed under the Panamanian flag off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea. About the incident reported US Central Command (CENTCOM) in X.

According to information received from the military, the Houthis fired one anti-ship missile at the oil tanker M/T Wind at about 1 a.m. local time. The hit caused flooding, knocking out the engines and steering unit. The crew, as the report says, was able to restore the operation of the engine and steering unit, no assistance was needed, the ship “restored its course on its own.” CENTCOM stated:

“This continued malicious and reckless behavior by the Iran-backed Houthis threatens regional stability and puts the lives of sailors in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden at risk.”

British marine insurer Ambrey said writes Reuters said the attack occurred about 18 kilometers southwest of the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Moha, with a missile causing a fire in the steering gear compartment.

The ship was loaded with oil at the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk before heading to China, Ambrey said in a statement.

The UK Military Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said the ship and crew were safe and on their way to their next port.

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