24 July 2024
18-mile oil slick from British cargo ship hit by Houthi missile in the Red Sea as seen from space. U.S. military warns ‘environmental disaster’ will worsen if ship sinks with 41,000 tons of fertilizer aboard
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CENTCOM:Red Sea On Feb. 22, at approximately 5 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted self-defense strikes against four Iranian-backed Houthi unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and two mobile anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) that were prepared to launch from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen towards the Red Sea.On Feb. 23, between 3:30 and 5 a.m., CENTCOM forces shot down three Houthi one-way attack UAV near several commercial ships operating in the Red Sea. There was no damage to any ships.CENTCOM forces identified the UAVs and ASCMs and determined they presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and to the U.S. Navy ships in the region
"We've certainly seen in the past 48-72 hours an increase in attacks by the Houthis" per @DepPentPressSec. But notes one of the ships the Houthis hit was carrying grain for Yemen, another damaged badly enough to create environmental hazards from leaking fuel, fertilizer
Ongoing attacks on international shipping by Iran-backed Houthis: "We always welcome more nations" to join Operation Prosperity Guardian in the Red Sea, per @DepPentPressSec Sabrina Singh nn"We're certainly seeing an expansion of assets in the region" like the recent EU efforts
CENTCOM: Feb. 22 Red Sea Between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. (Sanaa time), on Feb 22, U.S. aircraft and a coalition warship shot down six Iranian-backed Houthi one-way attack (OWA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Red Sea. The OWA UAVs were identified by U.S. Central Command as likely targeting U.S. and coalition warships and were an imminent threat.Later, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., the Houthis fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles from southern Yemen into the Gulf of Aden. The missiles impacted MV Islander a Palau-flagged, U.K.-owned, cargo carrier causing one minor injury and damage. The ship is continuing its voyage
The Houthis announce that they targeted the Israeli port of Eilat with missiles and remotely piloted aircraft.
Houthi military spokesman: We targeted U.S. destroyer in the Red Sea with a number of drones
Houthi military spokesman: We carried out 3 qualitative military operations in which we launched ballistic missiles and drones.
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French General Staff: The French Navy destroyed two drones in the Red Sea at night
UKMTO Incident 37: UKMTO has received a report of an incident 70NM south east of Aden, Yemen. It has been reported that a vessel was attacked by two missiles, resulting in a fire onboard. Coalition forces are responding.5 month ago
UKMTO Incident 37: UKMTO has received a report of an incident 70NM south east of Aden, Yemen. It has been reported that a vessel was attacked by two missiles, resulting in a fire onboard. Coalition forces are responding.
CENTCOM Feb. 21 Red Sea Rollup: On Feb. 21, between 12:00 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted four self-defense strikes against seven mobile Houthi Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles and one mobile Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile launcher that were prepared to launch towards the Red Sea. Additionally, during this time frame CENTCOM forces shot down a one-way attack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in self-defense. CENTCOM forces identified the missiles, launchers and UAS originating from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined that they presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and to the U.S. Navy ships in the region. CENTCOM forces subsequently struck and destroyed the missiles, launchers and UAS in self-defense. These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels.
Bulker Rubymar with a flooded engine room and well down by the stern.  She must be in a nearly empty condition to have sufficient buoyancy to remain afloat. Rubymar in RedSea5 month ago
Bulker Rubymar with a flooded engine room and well down by the stern. She must be in a nearly empty condition to have sufficient buoyancy to remain afloat. Rubymar in RedSea
Houthi media: 3 US-British raids on Hodeidah
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British Maritime Trade Operations Authority: We received a report of increased drone activity near Hodeidah in Yemen
Initial indications show the Houthi's shot a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone down off the coast of western Yemen on Monday using a surface-to-air missile, a U.S. official tells Fox News
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CENTCOM: Feb. 19 and early morning Feb. 20 Red Sea On Feb 19, between 12:30 and 1:50 p.m., two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) were launched from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward M/V Sea Champion, a Greek-flagged, U.S.-owned grain carrier in the Gulf of Aden. Minor damage and no injuries were reported. The ship continued toward its scheduled destination to deliver grain to Aden, Yemen.A surface to air missile launcher was located and destroyed by U.S. CENTCOM forces in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen at approximately 5 p.m.One additional anti-ship ballistic missile was launched at 6:40 p.m. but did not impact any commercial or coalition ships.At 7:20 p.m., a one-way attack (OWA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) struck the M/V Navis Fortuna, a Marshall Islands-flagged, U.S.-owned, bulk carrier causing minor damage and no injuries. The ship continued its voyage toward Italy.At 8:15 p.m., U.S. CENTCOM forces destroyed a OWA UAV in Western Yemen prepared to launch at ships in the Red Sea.Between 8 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 20, U.S. and coalition aircraft and warships shot down 10 OWA UAVs in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Additionally, at 12:30 a.m., Feb. 20, USS Laboon (DDG 58) identified one anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) headed in its direction. USS Laboon subsequently shot down the ASCM.The OWA UAVs, the SAM system, and ASCM destroyed were identified by CENTCOM and determined they presented imminent threats to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region.
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US Central Command: Two American ships were slightly damaged as a result of a drone attack in the Gulf of Aden yesterday
Pentagon intelligence assessment: "The Houthis maintained their offensive capabilities despite the American and British strikes"
UKMTO has received a report of an incident 60NM north of Djibouti, Djibouti. The Master reports that the vessel has been hit by an Uncrewed Aerial System resulting in superficial damage to the accommodation superstructure. The crew are reported to be safe and the vessel is proceeding to its next port of call.5 month ago
UKMTO has received a report of an incident 60NM north of Djibouti, Djibouti. The Master reports that the vessel has been hit by an Uncrewed Aerial System resulting in superficial damage to the accommodation superstructure. The crew are reported to be safe and the vessel is proceeding to its next port of call.
British Navy: Reports of an incident 90 nautical miles west of Jizan in Saudi Arabia
CENTCOM: Between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m., Feb. 18, two anti-ship ballistic missiles were launched from Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist-controlled areas of Yemen toward MV Rubymar, a Belize-flagged, UK-owned bulk carrier. One of the missiles struck the vessel, causing damage. The ship issued a distress call and a coalition warship along with another merchant vessel responded to the call to assist the crew of the MV Rubymar. The crew was transported to a nearby port by the merchant vessel
Coaltion targeted the Al-Jabbana area in the city of Hodeidah with a raid
UKMTO Incident 33: UKMTO has received a report of an incident 100NM east of Aden, Yemen.5 month ago
UKMTO Incident 33: UKMTO has received a report of an incident 100NM east of Aden, Yemen.
The US Embassy in Yemen: Houthi attacks on ships and oil tankers in the Red Sea could cause an environmental disaster in Yemen
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Houthi rebels attack severely damages a Belize-flagged ship in Bab el-Mandeb Strait
Houthis Armed Forces spokesman: Our air defenses were able to shoot down an U.S. drone (MQ9) with a suitable missile while it was carrying out hostile missions against our country on behalf of the enemy entity.
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A ship was attacked 35 miles (56km) south of Mokha, Yemen on 18 February, forcing the crew to abandon the vessel, the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said
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Canada: China should play a role in maintaining the security of the Red Sea
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CENTCOM: Feb. 17 Summary of Red Sea activities – Between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sanaa time), Feb. 17, CENTCOM successfully conducted five self-defense strikes against three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles, one unmanned underwater vessel (UUV), and one unmanned surface vessel (USV) in Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. This is the first observed Houthi employment of a UUV since attacks began in Oct. 23.CENTCOM identified the anti-ship cruise missiles, unmanned underwater vessel, and the unmanned surface vessel in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region
The Department of State announces the designation of Ansarallah, commonly referred to as the Houthis, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist group