July 24, 2024

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Greek ship attacked again in the Red Sea

The US military headquarters (CENTCOM), responsible for the Middle East region, confirmed the attack by Houthi rebels on the Greek-owned merchant ship Transworld Navigator.

The attack was announced on Sunday June 24 by Yahya Sharia, spokesman for the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

CENTCOM said the Greek-owned, Liberian-flagged Transworld Navigator was hit by a Houthi drone around 4 a.m. Sunday. The crew reported “minor injuries and limited damage” but the ship continued on its way.

For the fourth time a Greek ship was attacked from the Houthis, writes CNN Greece edition. Since November last year, Iran-backed Yemeni rebels have carried out frequent missile and drone attacks against commercial shipping in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. They initially said they were targeting Israeli-linked ships. But they later expanded their targets to include ships linked to the US and UK in response to attacks on their positions in Yemen by those countries.

Yahya Sharia also announced that the Houthis launched a missile attack on the Stolt Sequoia ship in the Indian Ocean.

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