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The Photos Are Old and Do Not Show the Cargo of Ocean Jazz Ship

Ahmed Sabry Ahmed Sabry
26th January 2024
The Photos Are Old and Do Not Show the Cargo of Ocean Jazz Ship
The photos are unrelated to the Ocean Jazz cargo (X)

The Claim

Photos show the Cargo of Ocean Jazz Ship.

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Users on social media platforms shared photos that allegedly show the cargo ship OCEAN JAZZ, an American vessel that was targeted by the Houthis in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, January 22.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating image and found the claim to be misleading. 

The Photos Are Unrelated to the Ocean Jazz Cargo

Misbar's team found that the first photo was posted on June 27, 2017 in Gladstone, Australia. The vehicle was being lifted off the heavy-lift vessel Ocean Jazz by a shipboard crane as part of the offload process for supporting exercise Talisman Sabre 2017 (TS17).

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The second and the third photos, shared on August 28, 2017 in Chuk Samet, Thailand, depict the Military Sealift Command's MV Ocean Jazz moving through the Pacific Ocean, providing support to various exercises.

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The fourth photo, posted on June 2, 2021, showcases the freighter Ocean Jazz vessel carrying tanks, vehicles, and equipment from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, as they return to Fort Bliss, Texas after completing a deployment in the Middle East.

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U.K. and U.S. to Impose New Sanctions on Houthis

In a statement made on Tuesday, the U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak revealed that both the United Kingdom and the United States will soon unveil fresh sanctions against the Houthis. The aim is to sever the group's financial resources that are utilized to support attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea. Sunak emphasized this during a session in the House of Commons, highlighting the collaborative efforts between the U.K. and the U.S. in this regard.

This development follows a recent airstrike conducted by the U.S. and U.K. on Houthi targets in Yemen. Sunak assured that these strikes were conducted with utmost caution, targeting specific locations while prioritizing the protection of civilian lives. He further underscored that these actions were fully compliant with international law, carried out in self-defense, and in response to a persistent threat.

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