The Media Line: Greek Ship Damaged by Houthi Attack in Red Sea

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Greek Ship Damaged by Houthi Attack in Red Sea
By The Media Line Staff

The Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for an attack on a Greek-owned cargo ship near the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah on Wednesday, puncturing the vessel’s hull using rockets, drones, and an unmanned surface boat.

The Liberian-flagged Tutor coal carrier had set sail from the Port of Ust-Luga, Russia, on May 18 and unloaded its cargo in Port Said, Egypt, on June 9. The Iran-backed Houthis then attacked the vessel in the Red Sea, scheduled to sail toward Aqaba, Jordan.
According to the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), the Houthis claim that the ship has sustained significant damage.

“The impact of the unmanned surface vessel caused severe flooding and damage to the engine room,” CENTCOM said in a statement.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which coordinates naval activities and communications between civilian vessels and security forces, confirmed that the Tutor was taking on water and that the ship’s crew was no longer in control of the vessel.

The Tutor was reportedly struck by both a small white watercraft and an “unknown airborne projectile,” UKMTO added.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a Greek government official confirmed that “[the Tutor] was hit twice by air and by sea.”

No injuries were reported.

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