Explosions Heard as Incident Underway in Red Sea

Update (1641 EST): British maritime security company Ambrey has confirmed suspicious activity onboard two vessels in the Red Sea. One of the tankers reported that three armed vessels approached and fired two “missiles” in the direction of the tanker.

At approximately 1445 EST, the United Kingdom Maritime Transportation Operations authority reported drone activity in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. By 1500 EST, local news reported several explosions off the coast of Mocha, Yemen.

Now the UKMTO has issued a warning to mariners over an ongoing incident 50NM West of Al-Hudaydah, Yemen. This is developing.