"Crew Evacuates" Commercial Vessel After Houthi Attack In Red Sea

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by Tyler Durden
Saturday, Mar 02, 2024 - 02:55 PM

Saturday morning's headlines are dominated by the news that "Rubymar," a bulk carrier, that was hit by missiles from Yemen's Houthi rebels last month, has finally sunk. This marks the first vessel to be fully destroyed in the multi-month Red Sea crisis. 

However, there's more Red Sea crisis news hitting the wires.

The British military's United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations Center, which monitors Middle East waterways, posted on X around 0700 ET that it had received a report of a commercial vessel attack about 15 nautical miles west of Al-Mukha, also known as Mokha, a port city in southwestern Yemen on the Red Sea coast. 

"The crew took the vessel to anchor and were evacuated by military authorities. The vessel has dragged anchor and now in position 13-21.19N 042-57.64E, and is down by the stern, bows remain above waterline," UKMTO said. 

Details about the attack and the vessel remain limited at this time. This story is developing.