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UKMTO receives report of incident northwest of Yemen’s Hodeidah

A ship is seen at Hodeidah port in Hodeidah, Yemen May 13, 2019. (File photo: Reuters)
by : Yemen Details

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency said on Monday it received a report of an incident 150 nautical miles northwest of Yemen's Hodeidah, adding that authorities were investigating.

Iran-back Houthi militia has been been staging attacks on ships crossing the Red Sea in a protest to Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Houthis have vowed to target Israeli, British and US ships, as well as vessels heading to Israeli ports, disrupting traffic along the vital trade route.

The United States, which leads an international coalition meant to protect Red Sea shipping, has been hitting Houthi targets in Yemen since mid-January.