Global shipping company MSC confirms vessel hit by Houthi missile off coast of Yemen

Global container shipping company MSC confirms one of its vessels was hit by a missile off the coast of Yemen, in an attack claimed by the country’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Geneva-based MSC says the Liberian-flagged container ship MSC Sky II was hit on Monday near Aden, causing a fire that has now been extinguished. There were no injuries.

“During her passage from Singapore to Djibouti, MSC Sky II was hit by a missile on March 4 at around 1320 GMT, 85 miles (135 kilometers) southeast of Aden and 170 miles (275 kilometers) east-southeast of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait,” MSC says in a statement.

“The missile caused a small fire that has been extinguished while no crew were injured. She is currently continuing her journey to Djibouti and will arrive today for further assessment.”

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