Arab Coalition destroys explosive-laden boat, reports minor damage in merchant vessel

Arab Coalition Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki. (AFP)

Arab Coalition successfully intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden boat in the Red Sea, launched by Iran-backed-Houthi militia in Yemen on early Wednesday.

The Arab Coalition also reported that a merchant vessel was slightly damaged as a result of a shrapnel from the terrorist attempt.

"The terrorist acts of the Houthi militia, with Iranian support, threaten navigation and global trade," the Coalition added.

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Earlier on Wednesday a British maritime security company, Ambrey, said that a Greek-operated tanker was damaged by a mine at a Saudi Arabian terminal, damaging its hull.

The blast happened early Wednesday and struck the MT Agrari, a Maltese-flagged, Greek-managed oil tanker near Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

“Their vessel was attacked by an unknown source,” a statement from the Agrari’s operators said. “The Agrari was struck about 1 meter above the waterline and has suffered a breach. It has been confirmed that the crew are safe and there have been no injuries.”

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