MV JOYA 8 sank after missile attack, 7 crew died, Yemen - UPDATE
UPDATE Dec 23: according to Ansar Burney Trust International, vessel’s name is JOYA 8 (IMO 8844696), vessel was hit by rocket in Red Sea off Yemen coast. Confirmed 7 crew died or missing, 1 swam to the shore.
Dec 22: Pakistani news agency GEO.TV reported rocket attack on a cargo vessel MV JOYA in Yemeni waters at night Dec 21. Vessel was engulfed in flames after rocket or rockets hit her, and sank. Out of 8 Pakistani crew, only 1 managed to swim to shore, other 7 feared to die. Vessel was en route from Egypt to Dubai, no data found on MV JOYA, most probably it’s a cargo dhow, considering number of crew. It is not clear where the attack took place, in Red Sea or in Gulf of Aden.
General cargo vessel JOYA 8, IMO 8844696, dwt 699, built 1999, flag Iran, manager NEZHAD/ZADEH, UAE.