Houthis attack unloaded Greek-owned bulker

The Houthis attacked another vessel in the Red Sea yesterday, January 16th, causing minor damage to Greek-owned bulk carrier Zografia (IMO 9486013), which was travelling in ballast.

The Maltese-flagged 56,900 dwt ship had 24 crew on board. It was targeted when it was off Yemen, about 76 miles northwest of al-Saleef, transiting northwards in the southern Red Sea.

UKMTO said in an update that the vessel had been hit in the cargo hold by an unknown object.

The Zografia left Jintang, China, on December 4th, arriving at Ho Chi Minh City on December 28th. It left Vietnam on December 31st. It then stopped off at Colombo, Sri Lanka on January 6th and left there on January 7th.

UK maritime security company Ambrey said the bulker was able to continue on its voyage and changed course to port after the attack. It AIS continued to be transmitted, it added. The ship had visited Israel since the outbreak of war in Gaza and was headed to Suez, Ambrey said.

The supramax, operated/owned by Vulcanus Technical Maritime Enterprises, reportedly sustained minor damage. No crew were injured.

2010-built, Malta-flagged, 33,036 gt Zografia is owned by Bonneure Shipping Corp care of manager Vulcanus Technical Maritime Enterprises SA of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with Skuld (Skuld Piraeus) on behalf of Vulcanus Technical Maritime Enterprises SA.