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Rocket and Three Houthi Robots Designate US DESTROYER IN RED Ocean

By knl9j Mar6,2024

Drones and a missile that were aiming to attack a ship belonging to the United States Navy in the Red Sea have been intercepted and destroyed, according to the American military command.

According to the United States military command for the Middle East (Centcom), the United States of America successfully intercepted a missile and three drones that were launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen with the intention of hitting a destroyer of the United States Navy in the Red Sea on Tuesday, March 5.

“On March 5, between three and five o’clock (Sanaa time), Centcom forces shot down an anti-ship ballistic missile and three (attack drones) launched from areas of Yemen controlled by the Houthis, supported by Iran, to the USS Carney in the Red Sea,” Centcom said in a statement. The statement went on to specify that it had not recorded any injuries on board or damage to the ship due to the incident.

Tensions on because of November
A statement made by Yahya Saree, a spokesman for the Houthi military, earlier in the day stated that their forces had targeted two destroyers belonging to the United States Navy in the Red Sea “with a number of naval missiles and drones.”

In a statement that he made on social media, he stated that the Houthis “will not stop until the aggression ceases and the siege that has been imposed on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip is lifted.”

Since November, the Houthi rebels have stated that they are targeting ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden that they believe are linked to Israel. They are doing this in “solidarity” with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who are currently in the grasp of the conflict between the Israeli army and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

A great number of shipowners have been compelled to halt their passage in this zone, which is where twelve percent of all global trade takes place.

Because of this, the United States of America, which is a backer of Israel, established a multinational maritime protection force in the Red Sea in December. Additionally, with the assistance of the United Kingdom, the United States conducted strikes against the Houthis in Yemen. Since then, the latter have broadened their scope of assaults to include vessels that are connected to either the United States or the United Kingdom.

According to a news source, officials from the United States stated early on Wednesday morning (March 6), that a warship from the United States successfully defended itself against an attack that was launched by Houthi rebels from Yemen in the Red Sea.

A destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class, the United States Ship Carney, was identified as the vessel that was the target of the attack. The ship is actively participating in the American battle against the Houthi uprising. An anti-ship ballistic missile and bomb-laden drones were both involved in the attack that was carried out by the Houthis, as stated by the Central Command of the United States military.

On the other hand, the warship from the United States reacted quickly and destroyed the approaching dangers. After then, the United States military sent out an airstrike, which resulted in the destruction of three anti-ship missiles and three drone boats that were loaded with bombs.

Yahya Saree, a spokesperson for the Houthi military, has acknowledged that the attack had place. Nevertheless, he asserted that the Houthi troops had targeted two warships belonging to the United States. In spite of the fact that specifics regarding the occurrence were not supplied. The spokeswoman for the Saree militia, which is supported by Iran, stated that the organization “will not stop until the aggression is stopped and the siege on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip is lifted.”

An further event that is connected to this one is that the Indian Navy responded quickly to a maritime emergency that occurred in the Gulf of Aden. aboard the evening of March 4, a fire broke out aboard the Liberian-flagged vessel known as the MV MSC Sky II. The attack was carried out by drones or missiles and occurred roughly 90 nautical miles southeast of Aden.

As soon as the distress call was received, the Indian Navy ship Kolkata, which had been stationed in the area for the purpose of conducting maritime security operations, arrived at the location at 22:30 hours. After then, in the early hours of March 5, a specialized firefighting squad consisting of twelve personnel from the Indian Navy’s Kolkata shipboarded the vessel in order to assist in putting out the flames.

A slight fire broke out aboard the vessel as a result of the missile attack; however, fortunately, none of the crew members sustain any injuries. In addition, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team comprised of experts boarded the vessel in order to provide assistance in evaluating the hazards that were still there.

While the incident was taking place, the MSC Sky II was traveling from Singapore to Djibouti. The incident takes place at a time when maritime security in the Red Sea and the waters surrounding it continues to be threatened by the ongoing tensions in the region as well as the constant threat posed by Houthi rebels.

By knl9j

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