A cargo ship traveling through the Red Sea was recently attacked, according to the UKMTO (UK Maritime Trade Operations). The ship, which is registered in the Marshall Islands and flagged as Greek, was hit with two missiles in the morning local time near the Bab al-Mandeb strait. Despite the attack, there were no injuries among the crew and the ship continued its journey as usual.
The Houthi rebels in Yemen are believed to be responsible for the attack. They have been targeting cargo ships in the region for months, claiming that their attacks support Palestinians in Gaza. This has led several shipping companies to instruct their ships to avoid the Red Sea route and travel around South Africa instead. As a result, only about 88 percent of the world’s cargo traffic now passes through this sea route.
The situation remains tense in the Red Sea as maritime authorities continue to monitor it closely and ensure the safety of ships traveling through it. Despite these challenges, many countries continue to rely on this sea route for international trade and commerce.