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The attack occurred about 65 nautical miles west of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. Image Credit: X / UKMTO

A merchant ship was damaged by a drone attack in the Red Sea near Yemen early Sunday morning, though no injuries were reported, according to the British maritime security agency UKMTO.

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"The Master of a merchant vessel reports being hit by uncrewed aerial system (UAS), resulting in damage to the vessel. All crew members are reported safe, and the vessel is proceeding to its next port of call," said a bulletin from UKMTO, which is run by the British navy.