Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Yemen coast after Houthi attack

A fire has been extinguished on a fuel tanker that was hit by a missile off the coast of Yemen.

The Marlin Luanda was sailing in the Gulf of Aden when it was struck on Friday evening, in the latest attack on international shipping by the Iran-backed Yemeni rebels.

The Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack that caused a fire in a cargo tank.

There were no casualties or injuries among the crew, according to London-based multinational company Trafigura, which said the vessel was operating on its behalf.

“We are pleased to confirm that all crew on board the Marlin Luanda are safe and the fire in the cargo tank has been fully extinguished. The vessel is now sailing towards a safe harbour,” the company said in an update on Saturday

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