A Trafigura-operated product tanker that caught fire after taking a direct hit from a Houthi missile is still ablaze.

The crew “is continuing efforts to control the fire in one of the ship’s cargo tanks with support from military vessels”, Trafigura said in a statement on Saturday morning.

The Marshall Islands-flagged, 110,000-dwt Marlin Luanda (built 2018) was struck in the Gulf of Aden on Friday afternoon after transiting the Red Sea delivering a cargo of jet fuel to Singapore.