Houthis Strike Ship Bound For Iran

On February 13, the Houthis, an Iranian-backed terror group, attacked a cargo ship in the Red Sea that was carrying grain to the Bandar Iman Khomeini port in Iran.  

According to a US Central Command statement, two missiles were fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen, sometime between 3:30 to 3:45 am local time. The vessel, the MV Star Iris, reported minor damage and no injuries among the crew. 

The MV Star Iris is a Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel. The vessel was transiting the Red Sea, carrying corn from Brazil. 

According to The Guardian, the MV Star Iris was described as an “American” vessel by the Houthis.