Houthis Strike Tanker, U.S. Destroyers Render Aid

At approximately 0110 EST, the UK Maritime Trade Operations authority reported that a tanker had been hit in the Bab al-Mandan strait approximately 30NM south of Mocha, Yemen.

By 0500 EST, it was confirmed that the tanker, M/V SWAN ATLANTIC, was struck by at least two projectiles, was hailing on emergency frequencies, and had been assisted by the USS CARNEY, a U.S. guided missile destroyer and one of the now forty coalition vessels near Yemen as U.S. operations against the Houthis loom.

By 0700 EST, the Norwegian company Inventor Chemical Tankers confirmed their ship had been struck, but that it was also continuing into its port of destination.

SWAN ATLANTIC is a Liquid Bulk Carrier, built in 2017 (6 years old). It’s sailing under the flag of Cayman Islands.

According to the latest AIS and Satellite data, the vessel is currently on route to Pointe des Galets, Reunion.

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Ethan Alun
Ethan Alun
A United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni, Ethan covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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