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Houthis attack another ship off the coast of Yemen

The tense situation in the Red Sea escalated after the UK Maritime Trade Operations Office (UKMTO), which operates with the support of the British Navy, reported an attack on a ship 60 nautical miles west of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah. According to the UKMTO, information about the incident has been received and is being actively investigated, indicating an ongoing threat to maritime traffic near Yemen.

Additional details provided by Reuters citing British maritime security company Ambrey indicate the missile struck a few miles from a Greek Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, further confirming the severity of the current threat.

These developments come amid warnings from the Houthis, who control large parts of Yemen's Red Sea coast. The Houthis have said they intend to attack ships linked to Israel and have called on the international community to stay away from potentially dangerous maritime zones. The move has raised concerns among shipping companies, some of which have already suspended shipments through the Red Sea.

In response to threats to freedom of navigation, the US and UK began launching strikes against Houthi-controlled sites, further exacerbating the situation in the region. These actions were sharply criticized by representatives of Ansar Allah, who called them “terrorist barbarity” and unjustified aggression.

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