The British maritime security firm Ambrey reported that a Malta-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier was targeted and impacted by a missile while transiting the southern Red Sea, approximately 76 nautical miles northwest of Yemen's Saleef.

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The Greek-owned cargo ship, MT Zografia, which was en route northbound, changed its course after the missile strike. 

The vessel had reportedly visited Israel since the outbreak of the conflict in Gaza and was originally heading to Suez before altering its course and heading to port following the incident.

Greek shipping ministry sources confirm Greek Greek-owned vessel MT Zografia was hit by a missile off Yemen.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, a maritime security agency operated by the British Navy, also confirmed an "incident" in the same area northwest of Saleef in Yemen, though specific details about the nature of the incident were not provided in the initial reports.

This attack means marking an expansion of the conflict beyond the Red Sea after the recently attacked vessel, the Marshall Islands-flagged Gibraltar Eagle container ship, was struck in the Gulf of Aden,

Although the missile hit the cargo hold and reportedly caused no significant damage, concerns are rising that the series of strikes by the US and UK has not diminished the Houthi militia's capacity to pose a threat to commercial shipping. 

In response to the heightened risks, Qatar has joined other major users of cargo ships in deciding not to transport liquid gas through the Red Sea in the foreseeable future.