Civilian Mariner Medically Evacuated by US Navy After Houthi Strikes on Cargo Vessel

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has reported that a civilian mariner was medically evacuated to the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Philippine Sea after two Houthi cruise missiles struck the Palauan-flagged, Ukrainian-owned and Polish-operated general cargo vessel “M/V Verbena” in the Gulf of Aden.

CENTCOM said the mariner was “severely injured” by the strikes, which damaged the vessel and caused fires onboard.

Yesterday, a Houthi explosive USV and missile attack severely damaged the bulk carrier “Tutor” in the Red Sea and left one crew member dead.