Initial reports are coming in claiming a Houthi group "Seized" (hijacked??) an Israeli ship, 'Galaxy Leader', with 22 people on board. Arab media saying 55 people onboard.
The vessel, the "Galaxy Leader" is shown below:
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) says the taking of the ship in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen is a "very serious incident on the global scale." It says the ship was sailing from Turkey to India with an international civilian crew, without any Israelis aboard. The ship is reportedly owned by an Israeli Tycoon.
Ownership records indicate the Bahaman-flagged vessel is registered under a British company, which is partially owned by Israeli tycoon Abraham Ungar, who goes by Rami. The vessel was leased out to a Japanese company at the time of the taking.
The Iran-backed Houthis have vowed to target Israeli-linked vessels in the Red Sea.