Shipped Flagged as UK owned Hit by Rocket Fire While Transiting the Red Sea

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A British-owned vessel traversing the Red Sea was reportedly struck by rocket fire on Sunday, according to a maritime security group based in the United Kingdom.

Additionally, another agency has documented potential drone activity in the vicinity.

Reports indicate that the unidentified Bahamas-flagged vessel was “struck by a rocket” while sailing south approximately 35 nautical miles off the western coast of Yemen, according to maritime security firm Ambrey.

The reported incident occurs in the vicinity of the Red Sea and neighboring waters where tensions have already escalated since the Galaxy Leader, an Israeli-affiliated cargo vessel, was seized by Huthi militants backed by Iran one month ago.

The Pentagon reports that two ballistic missiles were launched from an area under Huthi rebel control in Yemen within days, impacting approximately 10 nautical miles away from the USS Mason, a destroyer.

The Huthis have targeted Israel with a succession of drone and missile assaults ever since October 7, when Hamas militants overflew the border into Israel, resulting in the deaths of 1,200 people (mostly civilians) and the abduction of approximately 240.

At a meeting earlier this week, G7 foreign ministers urged the separatists to cease endangering international shipping and to release the Galaxy Leader in response to the increase in maritime incidents.

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