Yemen’s Houthis attacked and damaged a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea on Tuesday, striking at the economic engine of an adversary that has waged a three-year war against the rebels.
The afternoon attack near the Houthi-controlled Red Sea port of Hodeidah put a hole in the side of the tanker, according to photos posted on the website of the official Saudi Press Agency.
A spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis said the vessel suffered only minor damage and was able to continue on its course. The ship’s ownership and destination weren’t immediately clear.
Source: The Wall Street Journal