The missile-hit MSC Sky II is en route to Djibouti, where damage will be assessed.

The container ship was assisted by the Indian Navy.

The container ship MSC Skye II, which was hit by a missile that caught fire on Monday, March 4, is on its way to Djibouti, where the extent of the damage will be assessed, its operator, MSC, announced on Tuesday, March 5. The 184 meter long, 2,169 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit, standard container volume) vessel was en route between Singapore and Djibouti and was 91 miles southeast of Aden when the incident occurred. According to MSC, the fire is small and can be extinguished. Also, none of the crew was injured.

The Indian Navy said it quickly responded to the incident with the destroyer Kolkata. He posted a video and a series of pictures. We see sailors putting out a fire in a container with hoses. The Indian Navy added that the ship and its 23 crew members, including 13 Indians, were taken to “safer waters”.

For their part, Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed to have attacked the Israeli ship. According to Equasis, the Liberian-flagged vessel is owned by Cyprus-registered Thorsky Navigation and operated by MSC, a container company headquartered in Switzerland.

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