Yemeni Houthis launched a missile attack on the British oil ship “MARLIN LUANDA,” resulting in a massive fire onboard. The strike, which was confirmed by the British maritime security firm Ambrey, has raised concerns over the safety of maritime operations in the region, known for its strategic importance in global trade routes.
According to reports, the attack was executed using a number of anti-ship missiles, specifically targeting the “MARLIN LUANDA” as it traversed the Gulf of Aden. The precision of the strike led to the vessel catching fire, creating a critical situation for the crew onboard. Despite the severity of the attack, Ambrey has confirmed that all crew members have been accounted for and are safe, a fortunate outcome given the circumstances.
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) has also acknowledged the incident, noting that it occurred approximately 60 nautical miles southeast of Aden, a key port city in Yemen. The UKMTO is closely monitoring the situation and has issued advisories to other vessels operating in the vicinity, urging caution and heightened vigilance