A U.S. Navy ship intercepted three missiles fired by Houthi terrorists at a U.S.-owned commercial vessel.
The terrorist group fired three ballistic missiles before two were shot down and a third hit the water.
The folks at Fox News share more on the story:
container ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday, a U.S. official told Fox News.
The Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists fired three anti-ship ballistic missiles at the U.S. flagged and U.S. owned M/V Maersk Detroit Commercial Container ship transiting the Gulf of Aden in the Southern Red Sea, a U.S. defense official told Fox News. The missiles were fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.
The USS Gravely, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, intercepted two of the missiles while the third splashed down into the sea, the official said.
The U.S. container ship is continuing its transit and, according to initial reports, there were no injuries and no damage to the ship, the official said.
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Houthis Attack Commercial Shipping Vessel with Anti-Ship Missiles
On Jan. 24 at approximately 2 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists fired three anti-ship ballistic missiles from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the U.S.-flagged, owned, and operated… pic.twitter.com/nlAJgVDgDU
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 24, 2024
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The M/V Maersk Detroit was traveling along with the Maersk Chesapeake at the time of the missile attacks on Wednesday, according to a statement from Maersk. The ships turned back from their planned voyage after seeing “explosions” on their way toward the Red Sea on Wednesday, according to the company.
The vessels are enrolled in the US Maritime Security Program and VISA (Voluntary Intermodal Sealift) and were set to transit the Bab el-Mandeb strait as part of a scheduled US Navy accompaniment.
“While en route, both ships reported seeing explosions close by and the US Navy accompaniment also intercepted multiple projectiles,” Maersk said in a statement shared with CNN. “The crew, ship, and cargo are safe and unharmed.”
Following the explosions, the US Navy turned both ships around and is escorting them back to the Gulf of Aden, according to Maersk.
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), a US subsidiary of Maersk that operates the two vessels, is suspending its transits in the region until further notice.
“The safety of our crews is of utmost importance,” Maersk said.
Biden is not taking a strong enough stance against these terrorists.
President Trump wouldn’t let the Houthi terrorists get away with bombarding our ships.
Biden makes this country look weak.