He United States Central Command (CENTCOM) reported this Monday that two missiles were launched against the USS MASON while sailing on the gulf of adenin an area controlled by Houthi rebels.
“At approximately 1:41 a.m. on November 27, Sanaa (Yemen) time, Two ballistic missiles were fired from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen towards the location of the USS MASON,” can be read in the letter indicating that the missiles fell in the Gulf of Aden, about ten nautical miles (18.5 kilometers) from the ship.
The ship was responding to a distress call from the Central Parka ship belonging to an Israeli company that was in the area.
Likewise, the Army of USA announced the capture of the attackers of an oil tanker managed by the Israeli-owned company Zodiac Maritime, which was attacked this Sunday in the gulf of adenoff the coast of Yemen, where in recent days there have been attacks of this type by the Houthi militias, who have positioned themselves on the side of Hamas in the war with Israel.
He United States Central Command (CENTCOM) previously stated that it responded to a distress call from a commercial vessel “that was under attack by an unknown entity.” Upon arrival of the US Armed Forces“coalition elements demanded the release of the ship,” after which five armed individuals disembarked and attempted to flee.
However, the military pursued the attackers, “causing their final surrender,” reads a statement from the CENTCOM which adds that the crew is safe. “Security of the maritime domain is essential for regional stability. We will continue to work with allies and partners to ensure the security of sea routes,” said Commander General Michael Erik Kurilla.
As reported hours before, the ship – flying the Liberian flag, under the name Central Park— has a crew of 22 people made up of Russian, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Indian, Georgian and Filipino citizens. “The ship is carrying a full cargo of phosphoric acid,” said Zodiac Maritime, which is part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac group.
At this time no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, similar assaults have occurred in recent days. In fact, the Houthis had announced attacks on all ships owned or operated by Israeli companies or flying the Israeli flag in the Red Sea in response to the bombings on the Gaza Strip.
The internationally recognized Government of This Sunday, Yemen accused the Houthi rebels of “hijack” the Central Park oil tanker on the coast of the Arab country, where at least two incidents involving ships managed by Israeli businessmen have occurred since the war between Israel and Hamas broke out in the Gaza Strip.
“The Government renews its condemnation of maritime piracy carried out by the Houthi terrorist militias with the support of the Iranian regime,” the Yemeni Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saba news agency.
According to the note, the Central Park oil tanker, flying the Liberian flag and managed by the company Zodiac Maritimewas “kidnapped” by the insurgents, whom he accused of “threatening international maritime transport” with this type of actions.
(With information from Europa Press)