U.S. Navy Rescues Merchant Vessel Crew After Houthi Strike

Rebels have escalated attacks on commercial ships.

Sailors from the Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group recently airlifted the crew of the M/V Tutor, a merchant vessel that was attacked by Houthi rebels, who are supported by Iran, in the Red Sea. The Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned bulk cargo carrier was severely damaged and started flooding after being struck by an uncrewed Houthi surface vessel. 24 civilian mariners were taken to the USS Eisenhower for medical checks before being transported ashore for further care.

“The crew abandoned ship and were rescued by USS Philippine Sea and partner forces,” U.S. Central Command stated. “(The) Tutor remains in the Red Sea and is slowly taking on water.”

The incident highlights the ongoing threat posed by the Houthi rebels to commercial shipping in the region. U.S. Central Command separately confirmed the destruction of radar sites and bomb-laden drone boats used by the Houthis, in an attempt to mitigate future threats.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for General Kurilla as he commands the U.S. Central Command.
  • For the captains of the ships in the Eisenhower strike group as they continue their long deployment in the Red Sea region.

Sources: Nevy Times, Stars and Stripes


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