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BREAKING NEWS. Update on the logistic crisis in the Red Sea: Swiss vessel hit by drone

Today, we have alarming news coming from the Gulf of Aden, where a Swiss container ship has been attacked by drones. Houthi militants launched missiles against the MSC Sky II vessel, flying the Liberian flag and owned by a Swiss company.

The ship, en route from Singapore to Djibouti, was struck by two missiles approximately 91 nautical miles southeast of Aden. The first missile fell into the water, while the second hit the container ship, causing damage. Fortunately, the fire that broke out onboard was extinguished by the crew, and no injuries have been reported.

This attack raises serious concerns about security in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden region, which is a strategic maritime route for global trade. Houthi rebels, operating in Yemen, have claimed responsibility for the attack.

The MSC Sky II, owned by Thorsky Navigation, is a vessel with a capacity of 2,169 TEUs. The owning company, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), is one of the world's leading maritime companies, providing cargo transportation on numerous trade routes.

This attack underscores the risks faced by ships and crews in conflict zones.

Maritime companies must take enhanced security measures to protect their assets and personnel.

We will closely monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, our thoughts are with the crew members of the MSC Sky II and their families, hoping they remain safe in such dangerous circumstances.

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