New Disaster in the Red Sea: Ship on the Verge of Sinking After Two Houthi Attacks


Informed sources reported that water began seeping into a coal ship in the Red Sea following two separate attacks carried out by the Houthi terrorist militia.

The sources warned of a potential disaster in the coming hours if the coal ship, named “Totower” and flying the Panamanian flag, sinks after being struck by an explosive boat launched by the Houthis from Al-Hudaydah Governorate.

Maritime sources indicated that a commercial vessel suffered "severe" damage to its engine room following two consecutive attacks off the coast of Al-Hudaydah on the Red Sea, western Yemen.



Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing two maritime security companies and shipping industry sources, that a cargo ship owned by a Greek entity was attacked by a small boat approximately 66 nautical miles off the coast of Al-Hudaydah, Yemen, in the Red Sea, causing damage to the engine room.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) stated that a small white boat, measuring between five and seven meters in length, collided with the stern of the cargo ship, leading to water ingress into the engine room.

It added that the ship's captain reported a second strike from an unknown airborne projectile, rendering the vessel uncontrollable by the crew.



The British authority indicated that U.S. naval ships and coalition forces responded to distress calls from the vessel.

Two Greek shipping industry sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the vessel, flying the Liberian flag, sustained damage in what appeared to be a deliberate attack, and that water had leaked into the engine room.

A source from the Greek Ministry of Shipping confirmed the incident, stating that the ship was en route to India.

The Houthis have been attacking cargo ships transiting the Red Sea since November, while the U.S. and Britain have been conducting strikes on Yemen since February in response to these attacks

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