Iran-Backed Houthis Sink British Ship in Red Sea

Houthi terrorists sank a British ship in the Red Sea on Monday by striking it with missiles, the United Kingdom’s Maritime Trade Operations Agency reported. The event marks the first time since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war that a crew in the Red Sea was forced to abandon its ship due to attacks by the Iran-sponsored terrorist group.

  • The incident took place near the Bab el-Mandeb strait off Yemen.
  • Yahya Saree, spokesman of the Houthi army, said his group claimed responsibility.
  • The ship was a British-registered cargo vessel, Rubymar.
  • No casualties were reported.
  • The Financial Times called it the Houthis’ “most damaging strike yet.”

Sources told the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen channel that the British vessel “was attacked with a precise and new weapon that has not been revealed until now.”

Multiple attacks: News of the attack on Rubymar came alongside reports that the Houthis also downed an American MQ-9 Reaper drone and struck two United States cargo vessels in the Gulf of Aden: the Navis Fortuna and the Sea Champion.

“We can confirm that a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 crashed off the coast of Hodeidah, Yemen, and are investigating the cause,” an unnamed U.S. official told Fox News.

Iranian push: The Houthis are one of several groups that Iran finances and works through. These strikes, and all the Houthis’ jihadist activities, should be viewed as part of Iran’s efforts to take over the Red Sea, destroy Israel, and push against the global order.

To understand where Red Sea chaos is leading, read Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s recent article “The Battle for the Red Sea.”