July 20, 2024

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Greek ship sank in the Red Sea

The Greek cargo ship Tutor, which was attacked by the Houthis in the Red Sea, probably sank.

How reported our publication, the Houthis have claimed responsibility for a naval drone attack on a Greek merchant ship in the Red Sea. The incident occurred on the evening of June 12. In a statement, the Houthis confirmed that they carried out a “military operation against the Tutor ship in the Red Sea using naval drones, aerial drones and ballistic missiles.” The ship carrying coal was seriously damaged and could sink

The Houthi strike caused flooding and damage to the engine room. One person is missing. About the sinking of the ship writes Reuters citing a message from the UK Maritime Trade Operations Office (UKMTO). Wreckage and oil residues were found at the last registered location of the vessel. One crew member who was in the Tutor's engine room at the time of the attack remains missing.

On Monday, the US government, which is leading a coalition deployed to the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to prevent Yemeni rebel attacks on commercial shipping, announced that Houthi strikes last week killed one sailor from the Philippines, according to John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council. White House, a Filipino sailor was a crew member of the Tutor. As it became known, the cargo ship, abandoned by the crew after the attack, was floating erratically in the Red Sea.

Tutor is owned and operated by Greece and was flying the Liberian flag at the time of the attack. Earlier it was reported that the US Navy rescued the crew of the cargo ship.

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