The British Maritime Trade Operations Authority said that it had received a report of an accident 50 nautical miles south of the port of Mokha, near… Bab al-Mandab In Yemen.
The authority added that the ship reported an explosion approximately 100 meters from its right side, and that the ship and its crew were fine and no injuries or damage were reported.
On the other hand, a Yemeni military source reported to Al Jazeera that Houthi forces targeted a ship today near Bab al-Mandab.
The US military announced – Wednesday morning – that it had destroyed two anti-ship missiles in Yemen that “posed an imminent threat to maritime navigation in the region.”
The US military command in the Middle East said:Centcom) – in a statement – “American forces detected the two missiles in the areas they control The Houthis In Yemen, I concluded that they represent an imminent threat to commercial ships and US Navy ships in the region.”
In solidarity with Gaza – which has been subjected to a devastating Israeli war with American support since October 7, 2023 – the Houthis targeted, with missiles and drones, cargo ships linked to Israel in the Red Sea, which negatively affected the movement of shipping, trade, and global supply chains.
Since January 12, a US-led coalition has been launching raids intermittently, which it says target Houthi sites in various regions of Yemen, in response to its attacks in the Red Sea.