Yemen's Houthis attacked two container ships carrying cargo for the US Department of Defense

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Yemen's Houthis attacked two container ships carrying cargo for the US Department of Defense

On Wednesday, the Ansar Allah movement (Houthis), operating in Yemen, launched attacks on two ships flying American flags. This was reported by the US Navy Command.

According to the US military, two container ships, the Maersk Detroit and the Maersk Chesapeake, were attacked by the Houthis. They transported cargo for the US Department of Defense and Foreign Affairs. The Pentagon claims that the US naval forces managed to repel the attacks.



The Danish company Maersk said in a statement to The Associated Press that its container ships Maersk Detroit and Maersk Chesapeake were escorted by the US navy at the time of the Houthi attack. The explosions took place in close proximity to the ships, the company said.

The US Navy said the Houthis fired three anti-ship missiles towards the ships. One of them fell into the sea, and the other two were shot down by the missile defense systems of an American warship escorting the container ship.

The crews, vessels and cargo are safe and sound. The US Navy has turned both vessels around and is escorting them back to the Gulf of Aden.

- Maersk spoke about the future fate of the ships.

Previously, the Houthis promised to attack all ships and vessels associated with the United States and Great Britain, since the Anglo-American coalition launched an act of aggression against the Yemeni people, striking the country.

American media write that attacks on US container ships further increase the stakes of confrontation in the region. Navigation in the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait is becoming increasingly dangerous for Western ships and ships. Airstrikes by the US and British forces on Houthi bases in Yemen only inflame the latter and contribute to more aggressive and frequent attacks on ships traveling through the Red Sea.
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  1. -2
    25 January 2024 10: 44
    Now they will start hammering with naval drones. Damn, who did the Americans do worse to?
    1. +6
      25 January 2024 10: 54
      The Americans did not care about the Indians. When the combined attacks begin and the headlines change from attempts to attack to flooding. Maybe they will think that they need to change something in their behavior?
    2. +3
      25 January 2024 11: 10
      Now they will start hammering with sea drones...

      The Yemenis should try using a massive volley as a way to reach a target if that target is guarded by military vessels. hi
      1. -1
        25 January 2024 13: 54
        Quote: credo
        The Yemenis should try using a massive volley

        Well, it seems like we don’t have much of a shortage of anti-ship missiles right now, it would be possible to fit in a couple of carriages. Yes
    3. 0
      25 January 2024 17: 03
      Damn, who did the Americans do worse to?
      ......

      Everyone except themselves and us. Keep an eye on oil and gas prices.
      1. 0
        26 January 2024 10: 12
        Quote: Crane
        Everyone except themselves and us. Keep an eye on oil and gas prices.

        They imposed full sanctions on us, although there is profit, but not the same.
        But the fact that they crushed their ally the EU to the level of slaves is of course
  2. +2
    25 January 2024 10: 45
    The Houthis, so far, lack both the length of their arms and the power of their blow.
    Question... but there are no questions, let's see how it goes.
    1. +3
      25 January 2024 10: 49
      Nothing. Let's pump ourselves up. Banderlog will sell them drones.
    2. +9
      25 January 2024 10: 57
      And yet, the evil Houthi tongues claim that the third missile did not exactly fall into the sea... But it flew straight at the escort ship. That is why the container ships quickly turned around and moved in the opposite direction.
  3. +4
    25 January 2024 10: 49
    Apparently, no underwater drones have been delivered yet. Usually delivery is on Saturday.
  4. +3
    25 January 2024 10: 55
    I wonder why they turned around if the vessels did not receive damage, they could have brought them to safe waters
    1. +2
      25 January 2024 11: 00
      I wonder why they turned it around if the vessels did not receive damage
      I'm interested in this too. At least they could come up with something plausible.
      1. 0
        26 January 2024 08: 03
        The point is not to sink (this can cause strong negativity towards oneself among neutral countries, because such a huge ship can carry not only American cargo), but not to let it pass, or to discourage it from this path. Businessmen are cautious people
  5. +1
    25 January 2024 10: 56
    A very strange statement, if you passed the line of attack by the Houthis without losses. Why turn around? Or are they masochists, after some time they will again break through the missiles? bully
  6. +6
    25 January 2024 10: 56
    What's the point of this protection? All the same, the container ships were not carried through, but turned around. The hegemon cannot provide anyone with any security! Even to myself.
  7. +2
    25 January 2024 11: 04
    You can’t fool the Houthis, Detroit has a port of passage of Walvis Bay (a great place) Namibia Africa near the Chessapeake from where it left there and is going. Both left the Persian Gulf on January 18 and 19 and immediately turned off the AIS. The sheds are huge, it’s hard to miss. There’s something for the cunning American ass two-shot Houthi bolt. The American flag doesn’t help, it’s an aiming point
    1. +1
      25 January 2024 11: 53
      two-way Houthi bolt

      There is one, it had to be invented!
  8. +4
    25 January 2024 11: 12
    It’s interesting if it hits a gas carrier; in Mongolia, a gas carrier truck exploded and damaged several buildings, but here the entire bay will probably be immediately freed from waterborne vessels.
  9. +2
    25 January 2024 11: 12
    The crews, vessels and cargo are safe and sound.
    It’s a pity, of course, that American military cargo will eventually reach its destination, albeit belatedly, but fate is changeable. Today the Americans were able to repel the attack, and tomorrow they will fly on board.
  10. +1
    25 January 2024 11: 47
    Yes, such a healthy horseradish can be sunk, especially if it flies from above over the containers, and not into the side near the water.
  11. 0
    25 January 2024 11: 58
    “And the Houthis were given matches, they set the sea on fire!” I had to do plagiarism. laughing
  12. +2
    25 January 2024 12: 25
    Quote: tralflot1832
    “And the Houthis were given matches, they set the sea on fire!” I had to do plagiarism.

    Then this: the Houthis took matches, went to the Red Sea, and lit the Red Sea!
    1. 0
      25 January 2024 16: 18
      Novik 225. Yes, you can feel the Soviet education. hi drinks
  13. -1
    25 January 2024 12: 39
    If you can’t trade weapons, how about giving them as gifts?
  14. 0
    25 January 2024 15: 12
    And other sources claim that two American frigates were attacked. Moreover, one of them received a direct hit. And two container ships were forced to retreat along with the warships.

    A little earlier there was a message about a missile attack on a British ship 45 miles from Aden in Yemen.

    The Houthis intend to seriously point out the Starstriped and Arrogant Saxons to their true place in the world.
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