Indian media sources reported on Thursday that an Indian Navy ship that responded to a distress call launched by another ship flying the flag of the Marshall Islands was attacked by a drone.
The Asian International News Agency (ANI) reported that the distress call was issued from the ship “MV Ginko Picardie” late yesterday evening, Wednesday.
Tension in the Red Sea began last November when it was threatened Ansar Allah Houthi group Yemeni ships prevent Israeli ships or those carrying Israeli goods from passing through Bab al-Mandab And the Red Sea, and that is a victory forGaza strip It has been subjected to continuous Israeli aggression for more than 100 days, which led to the death of more than 24,000 Palestinians and the injury of more than 60,000 others, most of whom are children and women.
Tension increased when the United States and Britain directed missile attacks at Houthi sites in Yemen, in what they called a response to threats to navigation in the Red Sea.
Last December, the United States announced the establishment of an alliance Guardian of prosperity To curb the Houthi attacks, with the participation of a number of countries.
Exporters said that 95% of the ships changed their course to the road Cape of Good Hope South Africa, which increased the distance of voyages from India from 4,000 to 6,000 nautical miles and its duration from 14 to 20 days since Houthi militants began attacking ships in November 2023.