A cargo ship in the Red Sea was attacked by Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to the UKMTO (UK Maritime Trade Operations). The Greek-flagged ship, registered to the Marshall Islands, was hit with two missiles in the morning local time at Bab al-Mandeb strait. Despite the attack, the crew is safe and the ship is continuing its journey as usual.
Several shipping companies have instructed their ships to avoid the Red Sea route and travel around South Africa instead due to ongoing attacks by Houthi rebels. These attacks have resulted in significant disruptions in global trade. About 12 percent of the world’s cargo traffic normally passes through the Red Sea sea route.
The situation in the region remains tense as maritime authorities continue to monitor the situation and ensure the safety of ships traveling through it. The UKMTO has issued an advisory warning to all vessels transiting through this area and advised them to maintain a high state of vigilance and take necessary precautions against potential threats.