Yemen Houthis

Rubymar Vessel Has Sunk, Yemeni Government Says

Yemen’s Houthi militants have been attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea region since mid-November, saying they are acting in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. 

On Monday, a Yemeni government team visited the Rubymar, a Belize-flagged, UK-owned cargo ship, and said it was partially submerged and could sink within a couple of days. 

The U.S. military previously said the attack had significantly damaged the freighter and caused an 18-mile (29-km) oil slick.

The United States Navy’s Fifth Fleet did not immediately respond to a request to confirm the sinking on Saturday. 

Author : Reuters

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