Houthi rebels have reportedly attacked an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden BBC reports. According to its operator, the vessel is on fire following an anti-ship ballistic missile.
The Yemeni Houthi movement has said it targeted the Marlin Luanda on Friday evening.
Trafigura Company, the tanker operator has told the BBC that the strike caused a fire in one of the cargo tanks and crew has managed to contain the fire.
The US military ships had responded to its distress signal. said the Houthis hit the naval
No injuries were reported, US Central Command said in a statement.
A Houthi spokesperson has claimed that since the Marlin Luanda was a British ship, was targeted in response to American-British aggression against their country”.