Yemen’s Houthis claim attack on British oil tanker ‘on fire’ in Gulf of Aden

Yemen’s Houthis said on Friday their naval forces carried out an operation targeting “the Britishoil tanker Marlin Luanda” in the Gulf of Aden causing a fire to break out.

They used “a number of appropriate naval missiles, the strike was direct,” the Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Sarea said in a statement.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations issued a warning following the reported attack:

The statement read: “UKMTO has received a report of an incident 60NM South East of Aden, Yemen. CSO reports that a vessel has been struck and is currently on fire. They are requiring assistance. Authorities have been informed and are responding. Vessels are advised to transit with caution and report any suspicious activity to UKMTO.”

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