Houthis Score Greek-Owned Tutor Vessel Kill In Red Sea With Missile, Boat Attack | Sailor Killed

Yemen’s Houthi militants are believed to have sunk a second ship, the Tutor, in the Red Sea, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said.The Greek-owned Tutor coal carrier was struck by missiles and an explosive-laden remote-controlled boat on June 12 and had been taking on water, according to previous reports from UKMTO, the Houthis and other sources.”Military authorities report maritime debris and oil sighted in the (Tutor’s) last reported location,” UKMTO said in a security update.The Tutor’s manager could not immediately be reached for comment.One crew member, believed to be in the Tutor’s engine room at the time of the attacks, remains missing.The Iran-aligned Houthis have been targeting commercial ships in the Red Sea region since November, in what they say are attacks in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.The UK-owned Rubymar was the first ship sunk by the Houthis. It went down on March 2, about two weeks after being struck by missiles.

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