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Greek owned ship targeted off Yemen

Featured Greek owned ship targeted off Yemen

A Greek-owned cargo ship flying the flag of the Marshall Islands reportedly targeted by "two missiles"  off the coast of Yemen, a British private maritime security company announced today.

The missiles fell into the sea, "the crew is safe and sound" and "heading to the port which is its next stop", the company Ambrey said of the incident in the Red Sea, where Yemen's Houthi rebels have been unleashing since late last year dozens of attacks against commercial ships that they say are "connected" to Israel, in solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, Britain's Maritime Safety Office (UKMTO) said it had received information about an "incident" in the Red Sea, about 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of the Yemeni city of Al Moha. Later, she calmed down in her turn, stating that although the ship was targeted by two missiles, it was not hit, the crew is safe and continues on its way to the port which is its next stop.