The targeted ship, M/V Gibraltar Eagle, a Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier, sustained minor damage with no reported injuries on board.

The vessel, transporting steel products, continued its journey despite suffering limited damage to a cargo hold, as per Eagle Bulk Shipping.

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The UK maritime security agency (UKMTO) confirmed receiving a report on the incident, and Eagle Bulk Shipping emphasized its close coordination with relevant authorities.

The company urged vessels to exercise caution during transit and promptly report any suspicious activity to UKMTO.

Earlier on the same day, the Houthi rebels attempted to launch an anti-ship ballistic missile that failed and crashed in Yemen, according to US Central Command. Notably, the incident follows recent joint strikes by the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Bahrain, and the Netherlands on 28 separate Houthi sites aimed at disrupting the group's capacity to threaten international shipping routes in the Red Sea.

Additional, more targeted strikes were carried out by the US on a Houthi radar facility on Friday night.

Despite these actions, Yahya Sare’e, the Houthi rebels' military spokesperson, asserted on Friday their intention to persist in their aggressive stance against commercial ships in the Red Sea.