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Houthis fire 6 ballistic missiles at vessels in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

Houthi fighters in Yemen launched six antiship ballistic missiles at vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden over the course of Tuesday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) reports, with one Greek-owned bulk carrier sustaining damage but being able to continue its journey.

Three of the ballistic missiles were aimed at the MV Star Nasia, sailing under a Marshall Islands flag but Greek-owned, CENTCOM said, with two exploding near the vessel and one shot down by a US Navy destroyer, USS Laboon.

Minor damage was reported but no injuries. “MV Star Nasia remains seaworthy and continuing towards its destination,” CENTCOM said.

Three other antiship missiles fired from Yemen appeared aimed at the UK-owned cargo ship MV Morning Tide. All three hit the water near the vessel and no damage or casualties were reported, CENTCOM said.

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