Houthi Attacks on Ships in Red Sea and Indian Ocean

The Yemeni Houthi group claimed responsibility for attacking two ships, Transworld Navigator and Stolt Sequoia, in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, respectively. These attacks are part of ongoing actions in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. The Houthis have a history of using drones and missiles in shipping lanes.

Reuters | Updated: 24-06-2024 02:07 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 02:07 IST
Houthi Attacks on Ships in Red Sea and Indian Ocean
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The Yemeni Houthi group said on Sunday its forces had attacked two ships in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

The first ship, Transworld Navigator, had been targeted in the Red Sea using "an uncrewed surface boat" which led to a direct hit against the ship, Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saree said. The second vessel, Stolt Sequoia, was attacked in the Indian Ocean with a number of cruise missiles, he said.

It was not clear when the attacks took place. He said the ships belonged to companies that "violated the ban on entering the ports of occupied Palestine."

Yemen's militant Houthi group has been launching drone and missile strikes in shipping lanes since November, saying that it acts in solidarity with Palestinians in Israel's war in Gaza. In dozens of attacks, the Houthis have sunk two vessels, seized another and killed at least three seafarers.

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