European naval forces issue a warning to shipping companies following the targeting of MSC Orion in the Indian Ocean

The naval force belonging to the European Union has issued a warning to shipping companies sailing in the Indian Ocean to take a longer route to avoid long-range attack capabilities recently demonstrated by the Yemeni army forces.

Follow-ups – Al-Khabar Al-Yemeni:

In a statement published on its social media accounts, the naval force proposed that commercial vessels operating in the area take an alternative maritime route at least 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of the current traffic routes.

The European Union issued this warning following an earlier attack by the Al-Houthi this month using a drone on the container ship MSC Orion, which has a capacity of 14,900 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units).

Media reports revealed that the Houthi attack caused damage to the vessel of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), confirming the Yemeni forces’ ability to strike areas beyond the Gulf of Aden.

According to news reports, the giant vessel was sailing approximately 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) southeast of Socotra Island and over 300 nautical miles from the Horn of Africa when the attack occurred.

The European force stated that this attack confirms that potential attacks could occur in the Indian Ocean up to a distance of 800 nautical miles from areas under Houthi control in Yemen.

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