Incident Summary:

12/21/2016: Assailants fired a rocket at MV-Jouya-8, an Iranian cargo ship, off the coast of Hudaydah, Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Seven Pakistani crew members were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Hudaydah

Near Hudaydah

Location Details:
The incident occurred off the coast near the port.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Maritime
Name of Entity Arabian Marine Services
Specific Description MV-Jouya-8 Cargo Ship
Nationality of Target Iran
Target Type: Maritime
Name of Entity Arabian Marine Services
Specific Description Crewmembers
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Fate of Pakistani crew on ship attacked near Yemen uncertain," Dawn (Pakistan), December 23, 2016."
"Pakistan: Urdu Press Discusses Killing of Nationals in Rocket Attack on Cargo Ship off Yemen Coast," Summary, December 24, 2016."
"Seven dead off Yemen as rocket sinks Iranian ship," Splash 247, December 23, 2016."