Oil Tanker Heading to India Struck by Houthi Missile in the Red Sea

A Panama-flagged tanker loaded with crude oil on its way to India was hit by a missile fired by the Houthis in the Red Sea.

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The missile launched from Yemen struck the M/T Pollux on its port side when the Tanker was 72 nautical miles northwest of the Mokha Port off Yemen.

The vessel suffered minor damage, and the crew members were safe and unharmed.

M/T Pollux started its journey from Russia’s Port city of Novorossiysk on January 24. It was headed to Paradip, India, where the India Oil Company has a massive oil refinery in the eastern Odisha State.

Oceanfront Maritime Co Sa owns the tanker, and Sea Trade Marine SA is the manager. However, nobody from either firm responded to requests for comments.

Another ship three nautical miles northeast of M/T Pollux altered its course after the missile struck the tanker.

Houthis said they would continue with attacks on ships in the Red Sea in solidarity with the Palestinians as long as Israel continues its crimes in Gaza.

“Our operations have a big impact on the enemy, which constitute a great success and a real triumph,” Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi said in a televised speech on Thursday.

Houthis began targeting ships in the Red Sea in November 2023, which has disrupted global commerce, as many shipping giants chose to halt shipping to Israel. These attacks continue and stoke fear of inflation and the concerns of a massive war in the Middle East.

References: thePrint, Reuters

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