India-bound oil tanker hit by Houthis missiles in Red Sea attack

A missile launched by Yemen's Houthis hit a Seychelles-registered tanker named the Andromeda Star oil tanker in the Red Sea. The tanker was coming to India from Russia.
India-bound oil tanker hit by Houthis missiles in Red Sea attack
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Yemen's Houthis said on Saturday their missiles hit the Andromeda Star oil tanker in the Red Sea, as they continue attacking commercial ships in the area in a show of support for Palestinians fighting Israel in the Gaza war.

The tanker was engaged in Russia-linked trade and was en route from Russia's Primorsk to India's Vadinar.

The ship's master reported damage to the vessel, British maritime security firm Ambrey said.

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India-bound oil tanker hit by Houthis missiles in Red Sea attack

Iran-aligned Houthi militants have launched repeated drone and missile strikes in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandab Strait and Gulf of Aden since November, forcing shippers to re-route cargo to longer and more expensive journeys around southern Africa and stoking fears the Israel-Hamas war could spread and destabilise the Middle East.

Source: India Today

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