Fatalities Reported, Crew Abandons Ship After Houthi Missile Attack; US & Allies Sending Warships

Zero Hedge | March 5, 2024

Attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea continue to escalate and risk sparking a regional conflict as President Biden’s Operation Prosperity Guardian to shield ships from Iran-backed Houthi attacks miserably fails. The latest incident involves a commodity ship hit by at least one anti-ship ballistic missile in the Gulf of Aden, close to the Bab al-Mandab Strait, marking the first fatality of crew members of the multi-month Red Sea crisis.

“Two killed and six injured in a Houthi missile strikes on the MV True Confidence, a Liberian-owned vessel, in the Red Sea today, per two US officials,” Politico’s Pentagon reporter Lara Seligman posted on X.

Seligman said, “These are the first fatalities of the Houthi campaign against international shipping since November.”

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