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Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on a Greek-owned cargo ship.

The ship “Tutor” was en route to India at the time of the attack. According to the Houthis, the ship was targeted with an unmanned surface boat, drones, and ballistic missiles, resulting in significant damage that left it vulnerable to sinking.


The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) confirmed that the ship was taking on water and was not under crew control following damage to its engine room. UKMTO noted that a small white craft collided with the ship’s stern, and an “unknown airborne projectile” also hit the vessel.

Speaking to Reuters, A Greek ministry official confirmed the attack, stating, “It was hit twice by air and sea. There are no reports of injuries.”

This comes as the Houthis have intensified attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea since November, citing solidarity with Palestinians amid the war between Israel and Hamas. Their actions have already resulted in the sinking of one ship, the seizure of another, and the deaths of three crew in separate incidents.


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