Yemen.  The British ship Rubymar sank in the Red Sea

Yemen. The British ship Rubymar sank in the Red Sea

The Yemeni government said that the British ship Rubymar, which was attacked by the Houthis in the Red Sea last month, sank on Saturday, March 2, 2024, warning of a disaster. “Environmental disaster” Because of the cargo of the ship that was carrying fertilizers.

If confirmed, it would be the first boat to sink since the Houthis began targeting commercial shipping in November, forcing shipping companies to divert ships to the longer and more expensive route that bypasses Africa.

The UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency reported a shipwreck on Saturday, but did not identify it. The crew was evacuated in time.

Requesting aid for Gaza

A senior Houthi leader said on Saturday that he holds British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his government responsible for the sinking of the Rubimare ship, but he may refloat the bulk carrier. “By allowing aid trucks to enter Gaza.”.

The Iran-backed Houthis, who control northern Yemen and other key centres, say they are acting in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza.

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