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Houthi Rebels Strike Commercial Vessel in the Gulf of Aden, Killing Two Crew Members

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 7, 2024
Commercial Ship Crew Members Killed by Missile from Yemen in Gulf of Aden

An attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen has resulted in the deaths of two crew members and six injuries on the Barbados-flagged commercial vessel “MV True Confidence” in the Gulf of Aden. This was the first deadly attack by the rebels, causing significant damage to the vessel. The crew was able to abandon ship and was rescued by coalition forces, according to the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO).

The maritime security company Ambrey first reported an explosion near the bulk carrier, owned by Liberian interests, when it was 57 nautical miles southwest of the Yemeni city of Aden. Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that the crew rejected warning messages before the ship was hit by missiles causing a fire.

In response to these attacks, the United States set up a multinational force to protect commercial shipping in the region from Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The insurgents, aligned with Iran, have targeted ships in

By Samantha Johnson

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