Yemen: Hoothi missile hit Greek-owned cargo ship “True Confidence” with injured and missing

The Greek-owned cargo ship “True Confidence” was hit by a rocket about 50 nautical miles southwest of its port Aden , according to Reuters. Behind the attack are believed to be forces of . From the missile strike of Yemen’s Huthi rebels, on the Greek-owned cargo ship “True Confidence” a fire broke out. As broadcast by Reuters, there is no information available on the status of the 20 crew members and the three armed guards on board. However, a maritime source Reuters invoked, said three sailors were missing and four others suffered severe burns. The Huthi fighters in Yemen have repeatedly launched drones and missiles against international merchant ships since mid-November, saying they have been acting in solidarity with the Palestinians to oppose Israel’s military actions in Gaza. The UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) service earlier stated that it received a report on an incident of 54 nautical miles southwest of Aden, which is near the entrance of the Red Sea. The maritime source, which refused to be named, said that the ship appears to have been abandoned. US-owned Bulk Carrier “True Confidence” has just been targeted in the Gulf of Aden. Shipping companies need to get their heads out of their possessions and start following the advice of Yemeni naval authorities. — رالي انماني (@Aldanmarki) A U.S. Defense official said he was observed coming out of “True Confidence”. The official, who also refused to be named, told Reuters that a lifeboat was still seen in the water near the ship. The Huthi attacks have disrupted world shipping, forcing companies to switch routes to longer and more expensive trips to southern Africa! “True Confidence” belongs to the Liberian company “True Confidence Shipping” and is operated by “Third January Maritime” based in Greece, both companies said in their joint statement. At the same time, they made it clear that the ship had no connection with the United States, as originally broadcast by Greek and international media.