Houthi Rebels Claim Responsibility for Attack on Oil Tanker in Gulf of Aden

The UKMTO and Ambrey reported a vessel being struck in the Red Sea near Yemen’s Aden and a fire breaking out aboard. The incident occurred about 60 nautical miles southeast of Aden. The vessel is requiring assistance, and authorities have been informed and are responding. Ambrey also reported an incident 55 miles southeast of Aden where a fire broke out after a merchant vessel was hit by a “missile.” The crew were reported safe. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi terrorists have launched exploding drones and missiles at commercial vessels since Nov. 19, disrupting international shipping. The Houthi military spokesperson said on Friday that naval forces targeted the British oil tanker Marlin Luanda in the Gulf of Aden, causing a fire to break out. US and British warplanes, ships, and submarines have launched air strikes across Yemen against Houthi forces in retaliation.