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Lauterjung ship attacked by Houthis

Three ships have been hit by Houthi missiles in the Red Sea off Yemen and caught fire, including an MPP freighter belonging to the Lauterjung shipping company.

The general cargo freighter “Norderney”, which flies the flag of Antigua and is managed by the Lauterjung shipping company, was hit 83 nm south-east of Aden. It caught fire after being hit by a rocket. Small arms fire was also fired at the ship from approaching skiffs. However, no one onboard was injured, reports the British security company Ambrey.

Lauterjung and MSC ships targeted

Another incident occurred 70 nm southwest of Aden on Saturday when the 5,936 TEU vessel “Tavvishi”, controlled by MSC, was hit and fire also broke out onboard. The attacks were also confirmed by the British military command UKMTO.

A third missile attack was reported on Sunday. The attack on the unnamed vessel also resulted in a hit, this incident occurred about 90 nm southwest of Aden, near Djibouti.

In their seven-month campaign against commercial shipping, the Yemeni Houthis have attacked more than 100 ships to show their support for Hamas’ ongoing war against Israel.

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Caption: The tanker "Marlin Luanda" burns after a Huthi drone attack in the Red Sea