The Yemeni Houthi group has claimed responsibility for firing several missiles at the Star Iris, an American bulk carrier registered under the flag of the Marshall Islands. According to MarineTraffic, the ship was in the Red Sea two days before the attack. Additionally, a Greek cargo ship flying the same flag was also attacked by two missiles in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.
The UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) reported an “incident” in the Red Sea, 40 nautical miles south of Al-Mukha port city in Yemen. Vessels were advised to navigate with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO. Authorities are currently investigating this situation and further details are yet to be released.
As a journalist, I can confirm that this incident is unrelated to any other content in this article. It is important for vessels to exercise caution when navigating through these waters as there may be potential threats or dangers present.