The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued an alert to commercial ships warning them of the threat of “multiple projectiles” that have been launched from Yemen into the Red Sea.
The warning comes after the Pentagon confirmed that the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney had shot down multiple land attack cruise missiles and several drones launched by Houthi forces in Yemen last week.
“We cannot say for certain what these missiles and drones were targeting, but they were launched heading north along the Red Sea potentially towards targets in Israel,” Pentagon Press Secretary, Air Force Brig. Gen Pat Ryder said in a statement on October 19.
MARAD’s full alert is posted below and can also be found here.
“There are reports that multiple drones and missiles were launched from Yemen into the Red Sea region on October 19, 2023. Exercise caution when transiting this area. U.S. commercial vessels operating in this area should review U.S. Maritime Advisory 2023-011 (Threats to Commercial Vessels – Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Bab al Mandeb Strait, Red Sea, and Somali Basin) for amplifying information and points of contact. This Alert will automatically expire on October 30, 2023. Any maritime industry questions regarding this alert should be directed to [email protected].”
The alert is currently the only active U.S. Maritime Alert posted to MARAD’s website, although there are a number of Maritime Advisories that are showing as currently active.
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