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Shippers Urge Red Sea Action as Houthis Sink 2nd Vessel

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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Urgent action must be taken in the Red Sea to stop attacks on merchant shipping by Yemen's Houthis, leading industry groups said Wednesday, after the sinking of a second ship. Iran-aligned Houthi militants first launched drone and missile strikes on the important trade route in November in what they say is solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. In more than 70 attacks, they have also seized one vessel and its crew and killed at least three seafarers. "It is deplorable that innocent seafarers are being attacked while simply performing their jobs,...

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