Missile Attacks Off Yemen Target Two More Merchant Vessels

A missile being launched near water
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Two unidentified merchant vessels have reported attacks off the coast of Yemen. Maritime security consultancy Ambrey received a report indicating that a ship was suspiciously approached 68 nautical miles southwest of Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, experiencing what was described as a “missile attack.”

A second unnamed vessel reported an incident approximately 33 nautical miles south of Mokha, where a projectile reportedly struck the water 0.2 nautical miles behind the ship.

Ambrey noted that during both incidents, the two vessels were transiting within 2 to 5 nautical miles of each other.

Separately, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) reported an incident 98 nautical miles south of Hodeidah, where “a missile impacted the water in close proximity” to a ship.

No injuries or damages were reported, and the vessel is proceeding to its next port of call, according to the UKMTO.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility from Houthi militants. However, if confirmed, these incidents would be the latest in a series of attacks on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Recently, on Saturday, a Panamanian-flagged, Greek-owned tanker was struck southwest of Yemen’s port city of Mokha.