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U.S. Navy Forced To Medically Evacuate Crew After Cargo Ship Hit By Multiple Missiles

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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Photo by U.S.Navy Janae Chambers/Handout/Anadolu via Getty Images

The United States Navy had to rescue a crew member on a cargo ship that came under attack by Iranian-backed terrorists on Thursday in the Gulf of Aden.

The Houthis hit the M/V Verbena — a Palauan-flagged, Ukrainian-owned, Polish-operated bulk cargo carrier — with two anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM), causing damage and fires aboard the ship.

“The crew continues to fight the fire. One civilian mariner was severely injured during the attack,” U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement. “Aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) medically evacuated the...

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