Houthis Strike Greek-Owned Ship and Israeli Port

Houthis Ansarullah

Yemen's Houthi rebels launched missiles in the Red Sea, targeting a liquefied petroleum gas tanker and Israel's port city of Eilat.

The tanker, flagged by the Marshall Islands, was not identified as American by independent sources, though the Houthis claimed it was. This attack is part of a series by the Houthis targeting international shipping since November in protest of Israel's actions in Gaza. These attacks have disrupted global shipping and caused retaliatory strikes by the US, UK, and other countries.

MADO is a Marshall-Islands flagged liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker heading to Singapore from Saudi Arabia, maritime shipping trackers showed. The Houthis described it as American, but Equasis’s shipping database indicates that it is owned by Naftomar Shipping & Trading Co Ltd of Greece. Naftomar did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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