The Greek coal carrier Tutor sank in the Red Sea after a recent attack by Houthi forces using an unmanned boat and ballistic missiles. This is the second commercial ship lost due to actions by Iran-backed Yemeni factions.

According to the US military, the vessel has likely sunk completely. Rescue teams found an oil spill and ship debris, prompting them to halt further rescue efforts.

The UK Maritime Trade Operations Office (UKMTO) confirmed the attack on June 12. All 22 Filipino crew members were safely evacuated, but one person from the engine room remains missing.

This incident follows the sinking of the British bulk carrier Rubymar in early March, also attributed to Houthi actions.

Since November 2023, Houthi attacks on ships near the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, affecting traffic through the Suez Canal, have intensified in solidarity with Gaza Strip residents.