A Chinese-owned tanker carrying Russian crude to the Indian subcontinent was targeted by a barrage of Houthi missiles on Saturday but continued its course despite a fire breaking out on board.

According to the US military, the Yemeni rebel group launched five anti-ship ballistic missiles at the 115,500-dwt Huang Pu (built 2009) in the Red Sea between 02.50 am and 04.25