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Press Release | Jan. 27, 2024

Houthis Strike M/V Marlin Luanda Operating in the Gulf of Aden


Jan. 26, 2024
Release Number 20240126-02

TAMPA, Fla. – On Jan. 26, at approximately 7:45 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists fired one anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and struck the Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker M/V Marlin Luanda. The ship issued a distress call and reported damage. USS Carney (DDG 64) and other coalition ships have responded and are rendering assistance. No injuries have been reported at this time.