Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
18 May 2024

CENTCOM reported that “Iranian-backed Houthis launched one anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) into the Red Sea and struck M/T Wind, a Panamanian-flagged, Greek-owned and operated oil tanker. M/T Wind most recently docked in Russia and was bound for China”. The attack “caused flooding which resulted in the of loss propulsion and steering… M/T Wind resumed its course under its own power”. Later in the day, CENTCOM said the Houthis had fired another ABSM towards the Gulf of Aden, with no reported damage.

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