Cargo Ship Sinks Following Houthi Attack

June 25, 2024

 

A bulk cargo ship has sunk in the Red Sea, a few days after being stuck by a Houthi Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), with one crew member understood to have been killed.

The Greek owned vessel MV Tutor is understood to have been enroute from Russia to Egypt when it was hit just south-west of the Yemeni port of Hudaydah by the USV (a bomb-carrying Houthi drone boat) earlier this month,

The ship was struck on the stern and started to slowly take on water, resulting in severe flooding and damage to the engine room. A crew member from the Philippines has been missing since the attack and is now presumed dead, according to a US national security spokesperson.

The MV Tutor is believed to be the second vessel that has been sunk by Houthis since the attacks on commercial shipping started, following the sinking of the UK owned Rubymar in March.

There seems to be little hope of containerships returning to the Red Sea in the near future, as Houthis maintain their attacks on cargo shipping regardless of whether the targeted vessels have any connection to the Israel-Hamas war.

 

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