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British-affiliated tanker Marlin Luanda attacked by Houthis in Gulf of Aden

A ship boat from the UK was ablaze for quite a while in the Bay of Aden. It was hit by a rocket from the Houthis.



The Iranian-backed Yemeni group claimed Friday's Marlin Luanda attack was motivated by "American-British aggression."

Because they attacked ships in the Red Sea, the US and UK are bombing Houthi targets.

Ships from France, India, and the US helped the boat.

The attack, according to UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps, was very bad and against the law.


"We should ensure that boats can travel uninhibitedly in the Red Ocean, and we vow to continue to pursue that objective," he said on X.

The organization that runs the Marlin Luanda transport is called Oceonix Administrations Ltd. They are situated in the UK.

Trafigura, a significant business that conducts business all over the world, uses the enormous ship, which is from the Marshall Islands.

On Saturday, Trafigura stated that the ship was safe and that the fire in one of the cargo tanks had been put out. The boat is made a beeline for a protected spot to moor, the organization declared.


The US Headquarters (Centcom) said that the big hauler, which had 22 Indian and 1 Bangladeshi team individuals, had no wounds or passings.

Recently, commercial ships in and around the Red Sea were attacked by the Houthis. The gathering is going after ships nearby to help the Palestinians in Gaza who are battling against Israel.

A Houthi representative said they designated the Marlin Luanda since they accepted it was an English boat, because of what they see as American-English hostility against their country.


The British government stated that commercial ship attacks are against the law. They likewise said that England and its partners reserve the option to fight back if necessary.

The US Headquarters said that these unlawful activities are not associated with the battling in Gaza.

"There is no connection whatsoever between the boat and its crew and Israel." The Houthis have shot into the Red Ocean without focusing on unambiguous targets, which has impacted in excess of 40 nations, as per Centcom.

According to the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), the incident took place sixty nautical miles south of Aden.

It instructed the other boats to exercise caution and report any suspicious activity to the authorities.


Centcom later made the announcement that they had attacked a Houthi anti-ship missile on Saturday at 03:45 local time that was ready to launch into the Red Sea. Centcom claimed that they destroyed the missile for self-defense.

Since November, the Houthis have gone after many boats in the Red Ocean, which is an exceptionally bustling transportation course.

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