December 18, 2023 13:43 GMT
Equinor Reroutes Vessels Away from Red Sea
Norway’s Equinor said on Monday it has rerouted some vessels that had been headed towards the Red Sea following attacks on other ships by Yemen’s Houthis, the firm said in a statement.
- "We've been in a dialogue with owners of the ships that carry our cargo on our behalf. We've now decided to reroute a few ships that were headed to the Red Sea," a spokesperson said.
- A Norwegian-owned vessel was attacked in the Red Sea Dec. 18 via a strike originating from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen, according to Reuters citing US officials.
- A British Maritime authority said earlier Dec. 18 that it received reports of two incidents of attempted attacks on vessels in the Red Sea.