February 26, 2024

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Houthi Attack in Red Sea: International Coalition Responds

Houthi Attack in Red Sea: International Coalition Responds

He US Central Command Indicates that the container ship Maersk Hangzhou Missile hit in Red SeaIt appears to be the first successful attack since an international coalition was launched to patrol the strategic waterway 10 days ago.

Amidst the chaos, the US warship USS Gravely And this USS LaboonIn response to a distress call, it managed to shoot down two ballistic missiles launched from a region controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Yemen. The attacks are part of a series of attacks aimed at disrupting traffic in the critical strait. Bob Al MantabIt connects Red Sea with Indian Ocean.

In this photo provided by the Royal Navy on Dec. 16, 2023, HMS Diamond fires its Sea Viper missile to attack and shoot down an aerial drone over the Red Sea. (Royal Navy/Ministry of Defense via AP, file)

Fortunately, there were no injuries on the container ship. Maerskis still at sea to continue its journey from Singapore towards Port Said, Egypt.

This incident happens a day later Denmark Joined an international coalition formed for the purpose of patrolling Red Sea Stop these types of attacks. MaerskOne of the world's leading carriers had decided to resume its efficient routes Red Sea After several weeks of sea traffic around the Cape, the response was to build up this force Good faith Inside Africa To prevent Houthi attacks.

Prior to this attack, the US Navy Vice Admiral Brad Cooper From the beginning of the “Guardian of Prosperity” operation, approx 1,200 merchant ships They traveled through the area Red Sea Without encountering drone or missile attacks.

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) monitor the ship's combat information center during an operation to defeat a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. (US Navy/Aaron Lau)

Currently, five warships USA, France and UK They patrol the waters to the south Red Sea and west Gulf of Adenunder command Vice Admiral Cooper. Since the beginning of the operation, the total 17 drones and four anti-ship missiles.

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Crucially, the Houthi rebels have threatened to attack any ship involved IsraelIn response to the Israeli military campaign Loop. This threat is extended to flag ships as well Norway And LiberalBeing hit by or being hit by a missile strike is a growing concern in the international maritime community.