The ‘Tutor’ coal carrier sank in the Red Sea on 19 June, 7 days after the 12 June attack on the Greek-owned vessel by Yemen’s Houthis (MEES, 14 June). A crew member died in the attack, marking the fourth sailor killed by the armed group (MEES, 8 March).

The Houthis have for the most part relied on largely inaccurate missiles and drones on their attacks on shipping off Yemen’s coast. However, the 12 June attack marked a deadly precedent with the first successful use of an unmanned surface vehicle, also known as a drone boat. (CONTINUED - 147 WORDS)