Sunday, maritime security sources reported that at least two drones had struck a bulk carrier ship as it navigated the Red Sea. Drone attacks struck two vessels in the Red Sea.
Ambrey, a British maritime security firm, reported that an additional container ship was damaged by a drone strike approximately 63 miles northwest of Hodeidah, a port in northern Yemen.
The Maritime Trade Operations Agency of the United Kingdom (UKMTO) has received allegations of a drone attack in the Bab al-Mandab Strait of the Red Sea.
Previous reports from UKMTO indicated that Yemen-based drone activity was present, along with the possibility of a detonation. In light of this, nearby vessels were advised to exercise prudence.
According to the Associated Press, the Pentagon acknowledged being informed of allegations concerning assaults on an American warship and commercial vessels in the Red Sea.
The Pentagon was quoted in the report as saying, “We are aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide updates as they become available.”
Following a series of assaults in Middle Eastern waters since Israeli forces initiated hostilities against Gazans, the alleged incident occurred.