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An oil tanker caught fire off the coast of Yemen after a Houthi missile attack.

A fire broke out on board an oil tanker flying the Panama flag as a result of a missile strike off the coast of the Yemeni city of Moha. This was reported by Reuters with reference to the British company Ambrey, which deals with maritime security issues.

"Ambrey reports receiving information that a Panama-flagged crude oil tanker was attacked approximately 10 nautical miles (18,5 kilometers) southwest of Moha in Yemen. The radio message indicated that the vessel was hit by a missile and there was a fire on board", reports Reuters.

The ruling Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement in northern Yemen, which controls most of Yemen's Red Sea coast, previously announced its support for Palestine and its intention to attack any ships associated with Israel. The Houthis called on other countries to recall their crews from these ships and not approach them at sea.

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