Yemen’s #Houthis attacked an American Eagle Bulk Ship in the Gulf of Aden
Yemen, Sana’a (ANN)-The attacks on ships burning in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea are increasing, as the Yemeni Houthis have previously said that they are attacking Israel’s interests in the region and the United States because of the Gaza war between Hamas and Israel.
The attack that took place in the last few hours wasA ship belonging to US-based Eagle Bulk Shipping (NYSE: EGLE), wich has been hit by a missile in the Gulf of Aden.
Some reports say that the ship suffered minor damage to the cargo it was carrying.”Due to the impact, the vessel sustained limited damage to the cargo but is stable and is leaving the area,” Eagle Bulk said in a statement, adding that it was carrying a cargo of steel. .
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) office said a Master reported a missile hit the ship’s port side from above approximately 95 nautical miles south east of Aden, Yemen.
According to the U.S. Central Command has confirmed details of the incident, reporting that the M/V Gibraltar Eagle was hit by an anti-ship ballistic missile fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. The ship has reported no injuries or significant damage and is continuing its voyage.
The M/V Gibraltar Eagle is a Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier owned by an entity of Eagle Bulk Shipping (USA) LLC, based in Stamford, Connecticut. The incident follows an earlier failed missile launch by the Houthis.
“Earlier in the day, at approximately 2 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Forces detected an anti-ship ballistic missile fired toward the Southern Red Sea commercial shipping lanes. The missile failed in flight and impacted on land in Yemen. There were no injuries or damage reported,” the U.S. Central Command said.
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Written by Arraale M. Jama, a freelance journalist and human rights activist.