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UKMTO reports incident off Yemen’s Hodeidah

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency said on Monday that it received a report of an incident 150nm northwest of Yemen’s Hodeidah. UKMTO does not report the names of vessels. If confirmed, it would be the first Houthi Red Sea / Gulf of Aden attack for more than a week.

“The Master of the vessel reported that they were hailed by an entity claiming to be Yemini Navy who requested the vessel turn on its automatic identification system. Shortly after the hailing, a crew member of the vessel reported that they heard suspected gun shots” according to the advisory note.