Dubai: A ship chartered by the United Nations carrying 7,000 tons of humanitarian aid was shelled yesterday by Huthi rebels in Yemen. The Amsterdam (built 2007; 11,200 dwt), a general cargoship owned by Athen Nordica Schiffahrts, turned away from Aden when it came under fire. It had been heading from Djibouti. There were no reports of injuries or damage to the ship.
Other ships sailing near the Yemeni coastline have been the subjected to attacks in recent months.
Yemen’s vicious civil war has killed almost 2,000 people and wounded 8,000, according to the World Health Organization.