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ON THE BRINK: U.S.-Owned Ship Hit by Houthi Missile in the Gulf of Aden [DEVELOPING]

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.15.24

According to a Fox News report, a US-owned ship in the Red Sea has been struck by a missile launched by Houthi militants from Yemen. The U.S. Central Command identified the vessel as the M/V Gibraltar Eagle, a Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier.

The ship is owned by Eagle Bulk, a Stamford, Connecticut-based shipping firm, Fox reports.

“On Jan. 15 at approximately 4 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired an anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and struck the M/V Gibraltar Eagle, a Marshall Islands-flagged, U.S.-owned and operated container ship,” U.S. Central Command said on X. According to the statement, there were no reported injuries or significant damage. The vessel is continuing its journey.

This is the 30th attack on commercial vessels by the Houthi’s since November 19th.

From Fox News:

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which oversees Mideast waters, also confirmed Monday’s attack, saying it happened some 110 miles southeast of Aden.

UKMTO has received a report of an incident 95NM South East of Aden, Yemen. Master reports port side of vessel hit from above by a missile.”

“Authorities are investigating. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO,” it added.

Since the U.S. strikes on Thursday night and the one on Friday night, Houthi rebels have fired at least three ballistic missiles and one cruise missile toward international shipping lanes in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

This story is developing…

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