Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
20 February 2024

CENTCOM reported that “two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) were launched from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward M/V Sea Champion, a Greek-flagged, U.S.-owned grain carrier in the Gulf of Aden. Minor damage and no injuries were reported. The ship continued toward its scheduled destination to deliver grain to Aden, Yemen”. In addition, “a one-way attack (OWA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) struck the M/V Navis Fortuna, a Marshall Islands-flagged, U.S.-owned, bulk carrier causing minor damage and no injuries”, while an “anti-ship ballistic missile was launched… but did not impact any commercial or coalition ships”. CENTCOM also struck a surface to air missile launcher and downed several one way attack UAVs and anti-ship cruise missiles between 19 and 20 February.

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