Aden, setting it on fire, according to the tanker’s operator. The attack targeted the Marlin Luanda, causing a fire in one of its cargo tanks.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported. US officials stated that the tanker was hit by an anti-ship ballistic missile, and a naval ship was dispatched to assist.

The UK Maritime Trade Operations reported the incident and confirmed that all crew members were safe. The UKMTO also warned other vessels to be cautious and report any suspicious activity.

Later, the US Central Command revealed that they had conducted a strike against a Houthi anti-ship missile aimed into the Red Sea, destroying it in self-defense.

This incident is part of a series of attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels on commercial shipping in and around the Red Sea.

The Houthis claim these attacks are in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. Both the US and UK have responded with airstrikes on Houthi targets and imposed sanctions to cut off their financial resources.

This news, originally reported by BBC, highlights the ongoing conflict in Yemen and its impact on maritime security in the region.

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