The Embry Maritime Security Agency said a cargo tanker owned by a Greek company and flying the flag of the Marshall Islands was struck by a projectile near its port northeast of Khor Anjar in Djibouti and 40 nautical miles southwest of the Yemeni port of Mokha. Reported to be detected.
The Embre agency said it had received information that the tanker had been targeted by missiles in two separate incidents within twenty minutes.
The British Maritime Trade Conduct Authority announced early Monday that it had received reports of a shipwreck 40 nautical miles south of the Yemeni city of Mokha.
According to an updated advisory note issued by the authority, the ship was reported to have been hit by two missiles, but the crew is in good condition and the ship is currently en route to its next port.
Recently there have been several attacks on ships off the coast of Yemen in the southern Red Sea, leading many companies to avoid using the Red Sea corridor, and choose longer and more expensive alternative routes around Africa.
This comes in the context of the increase that was seen in the area following the Israeli offensive into the Gaza Strip more than 4 months ago.
On 2 February, the British Maritime Trade Conduct Authority reported increased activity within 30 nautical miles west of the city of Hodeidah in Yemen.
Since the beginning of last December, the Houthi group claimed responsibility for targeting 20 ships in the areas of the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab strait using missiles and drones, as part of its measures to intercept Israeli ships or ships sailing towards them Is. Prevent passage to Israeli ports.
For their part, US and British forces launched three attacks on Houthi positions in Yemen since January 12. American forces alone have periodically attacked missiles that were said to be ready for launch.