Yemen's Houthi rebels have carried out a series of attacks on ships around the Red Sea and off the coast of Yemen. On the 19th, it was announced that it had attacked two American ships, and tensions continue along important maritime shipping routes, raising concerns about rising shipping costs.

On the 19th, Yemen's Houthi rebel group posted on its old Twitter account, ``In the past 24 hours, a total of 4 operations have been carried out'' and that they had carried out missile attacks targeting two American ships. I made it clear.

Earlier on the 18th, the British shipping agency British Maritime Trade Operations announced that there had been an explosion near a cargo ship sailing off the coast of Yemen, and that the crew had been evacuated from the ship.

Djibouti's port authorities, which carried out the rescue operation, said the ship was a cargo ship registered in Belize, a country in Central America, and that the 24 crew members were transported to Djibouti.

U.S. Central Command also announced on the 19th that the cargo ship was hit by two missiles from areas controlled by the Houthi rebels.

On the 19th, a Houthi spokesperson acknowledged the attack on the ship and reiterated that they intend to continue operations around the Red Sea until Israel ceases its attacks in the Gaza Strip.

The Red Sea and Suez Canal are important shipping routes between Europe and Asia, and major shipping companies have been forced to take diversionary measures due to a series of attacks, raising concerns about rising shipping costs.

Official decision to dispatch EU fleet

At a meeting of foreign ministers on the 19th, the European Union officially decided to dispatch a fleet to ensure the safety of ships sailing in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, etc.

The operational headquarters will be located in Greece, and it is reported that Italy and Belgium have already announced their participation, as well as Germany and France.

Italian Foreign Minister Tajani posted on social media: ``Italy is at the forefront of defending commercial interests and freedom of navigation in the Red Sea.''