MADRID, Feb 12. (.) –
This Monday, a commercial ship was the target of an attack by two missiles near the city of Mocha (Yemen), on the shores of the Red Sea, within the framework of the actions of the Yemeni Houthi rebels against ships that they consider related to Israel, due to their offensive against the Gaza Strip, and with the United States or the United Kingdom, for their bombings against insurgency positions.
The incident, which occurred 40 nautical miles (about 74 kilometers) south of Moca, has not caused any casualties among the crew, who are safe and are already heading towards the next port, as published by the Trade Operations organization. United Kingdom Maritime Authority (UKMTO) on its social network account X, formerly Twitter.
After this, the British agency has insisted on its call to all ships to navigate with caution in the area and has asked to notify them of any “suspicious” activity. So far neither the Houthis nor the United States Central Command (CENCTOM), which usually report on this type of actions, have commented.
The Iran-backed Houthis, who have controlled the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and other areas in the north and west of the country since 2015, have launched several attacks against ships with some type of connection to Israel in the wake of the Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, initiated after the attacks carried out on October 7 by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).