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Merchant ship suffered 'minor' damage when hit in Red Sea

A merchant ship moving in the Red Sea was hit by an “unknown object” and suffered “minor damage,” Britain's maritime safety body UKMTO said in the early hours of the morning, citing new information received. “The vessel and crew are safe and are continuing their route to the port which is their next destination,” he added in an emergency briefing note, clarifying that this “incident” unfolded in the sea area 76 nautical miles northwest of the port city of Hodaida of Yemen in the Red Sea. He did not give further details about the strike, particularly which ship it was. The rebel movement Ansar Allah (“supporters of God”), better known by the family name of its leaders, the Houthis, which has seized most of northern Yemen and is seen as close to Iran, has been launching attacks since November against merchant ships that therefore they “connect” with Israel, in a sign of “solidarity” with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, where the war between Israel and Israel has been raging for the eighth month […]
Source: News Beast

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