Ship on fire in Gulf of Aden after missile attack - maritime authorities - BBC News

There was no immediate claim from Yemen's Houthi rebels, who are targeting vessels in the region.

2 hours agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingRelated TopicsIsrael-Gaza warImage source, ReutersImage caption, The Greek-flagged cargo ship Sea Champion was able to deliver grain to Yemen despite a Houthi missile strike on MondayTwo missiles have hit a ship off Yemen and caused a fire on board, authorities say, in another apparent attack by Yemen's rebel Houthi movement.

The UK Maritime Trade Operations agency said the unnamed vessel was in the Gulf of Aden when it was attacked and that US-led coalition forces had responded.

A maritime security firm identified it as a Palau-flagged cargo ship.

There was no claim from the Houthis, but they have been targeted merchant vessels in the region since November.

The Houthis, who are backed by Iran and control much of north-western Yemen, say their attacks are a show of support for the Palestinians in the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. They have claimed - often falsely - that the targeted ships are linked to Israel, the US or the UK.

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