US Warship, Vessels Targeted in Red Sea

The Pentagon has confirmed an attack on the USS Carney and multiple commercial vessels in the Red Sea, an event that has raised significant concerns about maritime security in a strategically vital region.

A Pentagon spokesperson acknowledged the reports of the attack, stating,

“We’re aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available, later”​​.

Details of the Attack

The attack involved several commercial vessels being fired upon by Houthi forces, with at least one vessel being hit​​. However, a White House official downplayed the extent of the threat to the USS Carney, clarifying that it was not directly attacked.

The destroyer responded to distress calls from the commercial ships under fire​​.

There were no injuries or damage reported on the USS Carney​​, and similarly, no crew members on the commercial vessels, representing multiple nations, were injured. The attacks on these vessels occurred over several hours​​.

USS Carney’s Defensive Actions

The USS Carney engaged in defensive measures by shooting down at least two Houthi drones. A U.S. defense official stated,

“Houthi missiles struck some commercial ships in the Red Sea. The Carney has been lending assistance and shot down at least two UAVs headed in its direction”​​.

The British military reported a suspected drone attack and explosions in the Red Sea without providing further details​​. Houthi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Saree claimed responsibility for the attacks, suggesting that the vessels were targeted for ignoring prior warnings from Houthi officials​​.

He also warned against Israeli ships navigating the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, citing ongoing tensions in the region​​.

With information from Fox News.

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