In a second incident within hours, a Greece-flagged, US-owned bulk carrier with 23 crew members was attacked twice on February 19 by missiles, with a window damaged but no injuries to personnel, Greek shipping ministry sources said, Report informs referring to Reuters.

The vessel was taking grain from Argentina to Aden.

Seafarers in the firing line have signed industry wide agreements giving them rights to refuse to sail on ships passing through the Red Sea and to receive double pay when entering high-risk zones.