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Container vessel receives damage after attack off Yemeni coast

The crew’s room was also damaged

LONDON, March 4. /TASS/. A container vessel was attacked southeast of the Yemeni port city of Aden, Reuters reported, citing Ambrey, a UK-based maritime security company.

According to the news agency, one of the containers aboard the vessel and the crew’s room were damaged. The attack was followed by a fire. No information about casualties is immediately available.

Earlier, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, UKMTO, reported that another ship had been attacked off the Yemeni coast, 91 nautical miles southeast of Aden.

Following the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Gaza Strip, the Houthis warned that they would launch strikes on Israeli territory while barring ships associated with the Jewish state from passing through the waters of the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait until Tel Aviv ceased its military operation against Palestinian radical group Hamas in the embattled enclave. Since mid-November, dozens of civilian ships have been attacked by thee Houthi in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.