Vessel used in trades that funded Houthi arms hit by U.S. and U.K. sanctions

Houthi arms

As Houthi attacks on merchant ships continue with a seemingly abundant supply of Iranian weaponry, sanctions announced today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in coordination with the United Kingdom, shed some light on how those Houthi arms are being funded.

Designated in the sanctions are Hong Kong ship operator Cap Tees Shipping Co. and the 1998-built, 15,084 dwt crude oil tanker Artura, which is said to have been involved in another saga of...

U.S. owned bulker Genco Picardy hit by Houthi drone

Genco bulker hit by drone



— United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) (@UK_MTO) January 17, 2024

Yesterday, at approximately 8:30 pm (Sanaa time) the U.S. owned bulker, the M/V Genco Picardy was hit by a Houthi drone when 60 nautical miles southeast of Aden, Yemen. Fortunately, no seafarers were injured and the vessel remained seaworthy. Within hours, U.S. Central Command forces...

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