Vessel said to take on water, tilt to one side off Yemen’s coast after missile attack

DUBAI – British security firm Ambrey reports that a merchant vessel off the Yemeni coast has taken on water and tilted to one side after being targeted with three missiles.

The vessel issued a distress call stating it had sustained damage to the cargo hold and was taking on water about 54 nautical miles southwest of Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, Ambrey says.

“According to the distress call, the vessel was listing,” the UK security firm adds.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) says separately that it had received a report of an incident 31 nautical miles southwest of Hodeidah, without providing further details.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis have launched repeated drone and missile strikes in the Red Sea region since November, later expanding to the Indian Ocean, in what they say is solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza amid the ongoing war there.

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