In a recent development reported by Sana’a News, Yahya Saraya, spokesperson for Yemen’s Houthi armed forces, confirmed on the evening of January 16 that the organization had launched several missiles targeting a cargo ship named “Zografia.” The ship, en route to an Israeli port, was reportedly struck directly in the attack.
Saraya emphasized that despite repeated warnings, the Houthi forces resorted to missile strikes due to non-compliance by the cargo ship. Specific details regarding the time and location of the incident were not disclosed.
According to information from the Greek Athens News Agency on the same day, the targeted vessel, “Zografia,” displaying the Maltese flag and owned by a Greek company, suffered slight damage to its hull during the missile attack conducted by the Yemeni Houthi armed forces in the northern Red Sea. Fortunately, no casualties were reported among the crew. The cargo ship, initially departing from Vietnam with its intended destination being an Israeli port, is currently en route to the Suez Canal for a comprehensive damage assessment.
The U.S. Central Command, on January 16, officially announced that the Yemeni Houthi armed forces had launched anti-ship missiles at the cargo ship “Zografia” that afternoon.