Crew forced to abandon vessel southeast of Yemen’s Nishtun: UKMTO

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United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said on Sunday that the captain and crew of a vessel 96 nautical miles southeast of Yemen’s Nishtun were forced to abandon ship after it suffered flooding that could not be contained.

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The crew has been recovered by an assisting ship while the abandoned ship remains adrift, it added.

UKMTO earlier reported that it had received a report of a distress call from the vessel and that it was investigating the incident.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group has been launching drone and missile strikes in shipping lanes since November, saying that it acts in solidarity with Palestinians in Israel’s war in Gaza.

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