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Red Sea Crisis — Old Image Of Burning Hyundai Fortune Ship Resurfaced With False Claims: Fact-Check 

A picture of a burning ship has gone viral, purporting to show that the Yemen’s Houthis attacked it recently.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @Afcq1954 tweeted “A Zionist ship is in pain at sea at this time from Houthi strikes” on March 4, 2024. The tweet has received an about 17k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @Nadira_ali12 made the same claim that the picture shows the burning ship, which was targeted by the Yemen’s Houthis. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The Hyundai Fortune ship was captured on fire on March 21, 2006, in the Gulf of Aden, some 43 miles off the coast of Yemen, as depicted in this old photo. The picture is outdated and unrelated to the current conflict.

gettyimages posted the same image on March 22, 2006 with the description “AT SEA – MARCH 21: In this handout from the Netherlands Navy, the ship Hyundai Fortune burns March 21, 2006 in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen, Mar. 21. According to the military, the Royal Netherlands Navy command ship De Zeven Provincien, of Combined Task Force 150, rescued 27 people during security operations. (Photo by Royal Netherlands Navy via Getty Images)”.

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D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating old images with false claims to set their propaganda over the unrest. An image featuring a burning ship has been shared, claiming that it was targeted by Yemen’s Houthis in a recent incident. In actuality, it is an old photo of the Hyundai Fortune ship burning on March 21, 2006, in the Gulf of Aden, some 43 miles off Yemen’s coast. The outdated picture is unrelated to the current dispute.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that it is an old image showing Hyundai Fortune ship burning on March 21, 2006, in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 43 miles off the coast of Yemen. The image is old and has nothing to do with the ongoing conflict.

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