Ambrey says bulker was targeted by missiles in Bab al-Mandab

By Thomson Reuters Feb 12, 2024 | 12:31 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) – British maritime security firm Ambrey said on Monday that a Marshall Islands-flagged, Greece-owned bulk carrier was targeted by missiles in two separate incidents within two minutes while transiting through the Bab al-Mandab Strait.

The bulker was reportedly hit and sustained physical damage on the starboard side, Ambrey added.

Ambrey had first reported that the carrier had sighted a projectile near the vessel 23 nautical miles northeast of Djibouti’s Khor Angar and 40 nautical miles southwest of Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Mokha.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Writing by Tala Ramadan; Editing by Christopher Cushing)