The US CENTCOM reported several incidents today which occurred in the Red Sea, detailing hostile action from Yemen’s Houthi rebels. One such incident was an attempted attack upon a US warship, the USS Laboon, which was attacked by “four unmanned aerial drones”. CENTCOM’s statement stated the four drones were shot down without injuries to any US personnel or damage to the ship.
The statement may be read in the link below.
On December 23 two Houthi anti-ship ballistic missiles were fired into international shipping lanes in the Southern Red Sea from Houthi controlled areas of Yemen. No ships reported being impacted by the ballistic missiles.
Between 3 and 8 p.m. (Sanaa time), the USS LABOON (DDG… pic.twitter.com/jcBisbXBaS
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) December 24, 2023
The USS Laboon also responded to two distress calls from attacks on two different oil tankers, one a Norwegian flagged and owned chemical/oil tanker which was attacked by a Houthi drone which missed, and the other a Gabon owned, Indian flagged oil tanker which reported a hit from a drone with no injuries.