Houthis Carry On With Attacking Vessels Off Yemen

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The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) has received a report concerning an incident approximately 48 nautical miles southwest of Al Hudaydah, Yemen, Reports Safety4sea.

According to the initial update, the vessel’s Master observed an explosion at a considerable distance from the ship. Fortunately, both the vessel and its crew were unharmed. The ship has since resumed its journey to its next port of call.

In light of this incident, UKMTO has advised all vessels in the vicinity to exercise increased caution while transiting the area. Mariners are urged to report any suspicious activities to UKMTO to ensure the safety of maritime operations in the region.

Furthermore, between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Sanaa time) June 1, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces destroyed one Iranian-backed Houthi uncrewed aerial system (UAS) in the southern Red Sea. USCENTCOM forces also observed two other UAS crash into the Red Sea. No injuries or damage was reported by U.S., coalition, or commercial ships.

Additionally, between 7 and 11:30 p.m., USCENTCOM forces successfully engaged two Houthi anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) in the southern Red Sea. The ASBM were fired in the direction of USS Gravely and were destroyed in self-defense, with no damage or injuries reported by U.S., coalition, or commercial ships.

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Source: Safety4sea

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