Houthi released video of ship sinking towards Israel

Last Updated on June 21, 2024 9:12 am

The Yemeni armed group Houthis released a video of the horrific attack on a ship bound for Israel. The ship was attempting to enter an Israeli port through the Red Sea in violation of the Yemeni embargo.

On June 12, a remote control boat carrying missiles and explosives hit the Greek-owned coal-carrying ship “Tutor” in Hodeidah port in the Red Sea.

Video footage of the attack released by the Houthis showed two drone-boats hitting the ship as it sailed through the Red Sea towards Israel. As a result, the ship sank.

On the same day, the Yemeni Navy attacked another ship named ‘Verbena’ with several missiles and that ship also sank.

White House national security spokesman John Kirby said on Monday that one crew member, a Filipino citizen, was killed in the attack.

The Iran-backed Houthis, in solidarity with the Palestinians, have been carrying out attacks in the Red Sea since November targeting ships belonging to Israel and countries allied with Israel or supporting Israel in the Gaza war.

Incidentally, the first ship to sink in the Houthi attack was the UK-owned ‘Rubimar’. The ship sank on March 2, nearly two weeks after being hit by a Houthi missile.

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