Red Sea Tensions Raise Fears of Fresh Attack on Shipping


There are growing concerns about a potential new attack on shipping vessels in the Red Sea. This follows reports of an incident on Friday, June 28th, 2024, where a cargo ship reportedly had five missiles land close by. The vessel was not damaged and continued its journey north through the Red Sea.

The UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) reported the incident, which occurred 150 nautical miles northwest of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah. Authorities are currently investigating the event. The Houthis, a rebel group in Yemen, have been blamed for previous attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, but no group has claimed responsibility for this latest incident.

These rising tensions in the Red Sea are causing jitters in the shipping industry. The vital trade route is already facing disruptions due to the ongoing conflict between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition. Fresh attacks could lead to increased shipping costs and longer journey times.

Source: Trade Winds News

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