A Chinese tanker was hit yesterday Saturday by a missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, despite their assurances that they would not target Chinese ships, the US Central Command announced today. CENTCOM).

In particular, the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Huang Pu – Chinese property, as underlined in the CENTCOM announcement – ​​was hit by a Houthi missile. A fire broke out, but it was extinguished within 30 minutes and the damage suffered by the tanker was limited, according to the same source. “No casualties were reported and the ship continued its journey”, it is underlined.

In the same statement, it is also stated that US forces intercepted six Houthi unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), of which five fell into the Red Sea and one returned to Yemen.