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A ship earlier hit by Yemen’s Houthi rebels sinks in the Red Sea, the first vessel lost in conflict

Posted on AllSides March 3rd, 2024
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Maritime Security Centre: Horn of Africa / AP

A ship attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The sinking of the Rubymar, which carried a cargo of fertilizer and previously leaked fuel, could cause ecological damage to the Red Sea and its coral reefs.

Persistent Houthi attacks have already disrupted traffic in the crucial waterway for cargo and energy shipments moving from Asia and the Middle East to...

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