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US-Owned Ship Struck by Missile in the Gulf of Aden Off Yemen

US-owned ship in Gulf of Aden targeted by the Yemen-launched missile.

On Monday, US officials asserted that a missile launched from Yemen targeted a US-owned ship operating in the Gulf of Aden. On Monday, the bulk ship M/V Gibraltar Eagle, registered under the flag of the Marshall Islands, faced an attack.

The ship, owned by the Stamford, Connecticut-based shipping firm Eagle Bulk, reportedly incurred no serious damage or casualties.

According to the US Central Command, Houthi terrorists supported by Iran fired an anti-ship ballistic missile from territories they controlled in Yemen at around 4pm. The M/V Gibraltar Eagle carried on with its voyage unhindered by the attack.

Around 2:00 pm (Sanaa time) earlier in the day, US Forces discovered another anti-ship ballistic missile pointed towards the commercial maritime routes in the southern Red Sea.

Luckily, there were no casualties or damages sustained when the missile malfunctioned during flight and landed on Yemeni soil.

According to the Defense Department, no organization has yet taken credit for the missile strike.

The incident draws attention to the region’s unstable marine environment and the possible risks that commercial shipping faces.

The US and British military bombarded more than a dozen Houthi locations in Yemen on January 12. The “command-and-control nodes, munitions depots, launching systems, production facilities, and air defense radar systems” at 16 locations were among the 60 targets that the US Air Force’s Mideast command targeted.

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