Ro-ro cargo high speed vessel on fire in Red sea, reportedly hit by Yemeni rebels missile
Ro-ro cargo high speed craft SWIFT 1 at around 0100 UTC Oct 1 reported on fire in Bab El Mandeb Strait in vicinity 13 06N 043 07E, northeast of Mocha, Yemen. Crew said to be rescued, understood by nearby ships. Condition of the vessel unknown, no details on cause of fire. Vessel left Aden on Sep 30, destination unknown.
According to unconfirmed statement made by Yemeni rebels, the ship was hit by their rocket, and as a result, “completely destroyed”.