A wave of US and UK missile and bomb strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen has yet to visibly diminish their capacity to carry out attacks against commercial and warships off Yemen, with the rebel group firing six missiles against two vessels on Tuesday.

According to a statement by their military spokesman Yahya Saree, the Houthis repeatedly targeted US-listed Star Bulk Carriers’ 82,200-dwt Star Nasia and the 12,000-dwt cargo ship Morning Tide (both built 2006).