Fatal Assault: Houthis Kill 2 Sailors in Red Sea, Marking First Incident Since Hamas Massacre

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True Conviction, a bulk ship with Barbados flag is hit by missiles

Houthis accused of deadly ship attack

Two sailors killed in missile attack on cargo vessel

American and British officials confirmed on Wednesday that Houthi rebels killed two sailors in Yemen. It was the first time that the Iran-backed group had carried out a deadly attack on a ship passing through the Red Sea since they began carrying out strikes after the Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7.

According to reports, the Houthi missiles struck the Barbados-flagged bulk ship True Confidence while it was traveling through the Gulf of Aden and forced survivors to abandon the vessel.


At least two innocent sailors were killed. “At least two innocent sailors died.”

The embassy expressed “our deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and injured.”

A bulk carrier, True Confidence flying the Barbados Flag, can be seen in Ravenna, Italy, in March 2022. On March 6, 2024, the ship was attacked in the Gulf of Aden.

Two U.S. officials, who spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized by law to speak publicly, said that the missile attack killed two crewmen and injured six more.

The crew of the Liberian vessel abandoned the ship and used lifeboats, even though the extent of the damage is not yet known.

Both an Indian Navy vessel as well as a U.S. Navy Warship assisted in the rescue effort.

Houthi Supporters gather in Sanaa, Yemen on February 23, 2024, in protest of the U.S.-led strikes in Yemen and Israel’s war in the Gaza Strip.

The Houthis began targeting ships in the Red Sea as early as November 2023. In response, the U.S. and U.K. conducted “self-defense” airstrikes against Houthi targets on Yemeni territory.

Brig. Gen. Yahya Saree, a Houthi military spokesman, said on X that the attack on the True Confidence was carried out in retaliation for the American-British invaders against our country. ”

According to Reuters, the ship’s operators reported that the ship was hit about 50 nautical miles southwest of Aden in Yemen.

On 3 March, the British-registered Rubymar cargo vessel was seen sinking as it was targeted by Yemeni Houthi troops while traveling in the Red Sea.

There were 20 crew members on board, plus 3 armed guards.