COLUMN | Houthi attacks show asymmetrical sea warfare is the way ahead [Naval Gazing]

Test firing of the UK-developed DragonFire laser weapon

Attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on merchant shipping in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea continue apace. The Iran-backed Houthis are very well equipped with multiple attack drones and with anti-shipping cruise and ballistic missiles. These weapons are based...

Crew safely evacuated from bulk carrier hit by Houthi attack

The rescued Filipino crew of the Liberian-flagged coal carrier Tutor in Bahrain just prior to their flight to Manila, June 16, 2024

The Philippine Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has confirmed that the 21 Filipino crewmembers of a commercial vessel that suffered damage in an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last week have been safely evacuated. The sailors of the Liberia-flagged, Greek-owned coal carrier Tutor were...

Houthi missiles strike two more merchant ships



1600UTC 08 Jun 2024 to 1600UTC 09 Jun 2024 #MarSec

— United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) (@UK_MTO) June 9, 2024

U.K. Maritime Trade Operations and U.S. Central Command report that Houthi missiles struck two ships, June 8. In one attack, says CENTCOM, one of two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs), launched from Houthi controlled areas of Yemen into the Gulf of Aden struck M/V MSC Tavvishi, a...

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