Second Cargo Ship Sinks After Houthi Attack

June 25, 2024

 

A bulk carrier has become the second cargo ship to sink in the Red Sea, following an attack from Houthi Rebels earlier this month, which resulted in the loss of one crew member.

The Greek owned cargo ship, namely MV Tutor, had been travelling from Russia to Egypt when it was struck by an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) near the Yemeni port of Hudaydah. A USV is effectively a bomb-carrying drone boat.

After being hit on its stern, the MV Tutor started taking on water, which led to severe flooding and damage to its engine room. One of its crew was reported missing after the incident and the Filipino national is now presumed dead, according to a US national security spokesperson.

The previous ship to sink after being attacked was the Rubymar in March. The UK owned cargo ship had also been drifting and taking on water for days after a Houthi missile strike.  The Rubymar was carrying 20-50 tonnes of hazardous ammonium nitrate fertilisers, which led experts to fear a major environmental issue would follow.

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