Houthi Attack Sinks Cargo Ship In Red Sea

June 25, 2024

 

A bulk cargo ship has sunk in the Red Sea, days after initially being hit by a Houthi Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), with one crew member understood to have lost their life.

The Greek vessel MV Tutor was enroute from Russia to Egypt when it was struck just south-west of the port of Hudaydah by the USV (a bomb-carrying Houthi drone boat) earlier this month,

The ship was hit on the stern and started to slowly take on water, with led to severe flooding and damage to its engine room. A crew member from the Philippines has been reported missing since the attack and according to a US national security spokesperson is now presumed dead,

The MV Tutor became the second vessel to be sunk by Houthis since the attacks on commercial shipping started, following the sinking of the UK owned Rubymar in March.

There seems to be no chance of containerships returning back to the Red Sea in the near future, as Houthis continue their attacks on cargo shipping regardless of whether the targeted vessels have any connection to the Israel-Hamas war.

 

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