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YEMEN Explosion on board bulker waiting to enter Houthi-controlled port
Fecha de la noticias: 14/05/2018 • Publicada: 14/05/2018
There has been an explosion on a vessel carrying wheat to a
Houthi-controlled port in Yemen.
Some reports said the ship had been struck by a missile, although that claim
has not been verified.
The incident occurred at dusk on May 10 on board the Turkish-flagged bulk
carrier INCE INEBOLU.
The vessel was anchored 70 nautical miles off Hodeidah, waiting to proceed
Houthi-controlled media quoted Houthi officials as saying the ship had been
struck by a missile fired from a Saudi coalition warplane.
Shipping sources said the cause of the explosion was unclear and that it
could have been caused by an internal blast.
Pictures showed a hole close to the ship’s waterline with jagged edges
A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said its investigators had boarded
the vessel and had concluded there had been an explosion inside the ship.
There were no reports of injuries.
The Saudi-led coalition has carried out thousands of air strikes against
Houthi targets as part of its intervention in the Yemen conflict.
It has blockaded Houthi controlled ports, with varying intensity, but has no
record of targeting commercial vessels at sea.
Houthi forces control territory in the west of Yemen, including much of the
country’s Red Sea coast.
Parts of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden have been designated a High Risk Area
All vessels entering the HRA should register with the Maritime Security
Centre – Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA).
They should also use the Maritime Security Transit
Corridor (MSTC) set up by US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Western
Indian Ocean and Red Sea regions
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