The Cargo Ship Sinks After Attack by Houthi Forces

According to reports: On the evening of June 18 local time in Yemen, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) office, affiliated with the British military, released a report confirming that the cargo ship “TUTOR,” which was previously attacked by Houthi forces, sank 66 nautical miles southwest of Hodeidah, Yemen.

On the 12th, Houthi forces announced that they had attacked the “TUTOR” cargo ship in the Red Sea using unmanned boats, drones, and ballistic missiles.

An explosive-laden boat collided with the stern of the “TUTOR,” causing the vessel to sustain damage, take on water, and lose power.

Due to the severe damage, the crew of the “TUTOR” was forced to abandon the ship on the 14th. On the 18th, the British Navy discovered wreckage and oil slicks at the last reported position of the “TUTOR,” confirming that the ship had sunk in the waters east of Eritrea.

This incident marks another sinking of a cargo ship following the Houthi forces’ announcement of attacks on routes in the Red Sea. Previously, the British cargo ship “MV Rubymar” sank off the coast of Yemen on March 1 after being hit by a Houthi missile.

Since a new round of conflict between Israel and Palestine broke out in October last year, Houthi forces have used drones and missiles to attack targets in the Red Sea multiple times. Since January 12 this year, the United States and the United Kingdom have launched airstrikes on Houthi targets, resulting in casualties. Some countries have condemned the actions of the US and the UK, considering them violations of Yemen’s sovereignty and a factor that exacerbates regional tensions.


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