The Houthis in Yemen have claimed responsibility for firing missiles at the American ship Star Iris in the Red Sea. According to Brigadier General Yahya Sari, spokesman for the Houthis, the strikes were accurate and direct.
The Star Iris is a bulk carrier flying under the flag of the Marshall Islands, as reported by MarineTraffic. It was last seen in the Red Sea about two days ago. Meanwhile, earlier this week, a Greek cargo ship flying under the same flag was attacked by two missiles while passing through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, connecting the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) declared an “incident” in the Red Sea, about 40 nautical miles south of Al-Mukha port city in Yemen. Vessels are advised to exercise caution when navigating in that area and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO.
Authorities are still investigating these attacks, and no further details are available at this time. However, these incidents highlight concerns for maritime security in this region. Vessels must remain vigilant and work with authorities to ensure safety and security in this area.