Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
6 March 2024

CENTCOM confirmed that a Houthi anti-ship ballistic missile hit “the M/V True Confidence… the multinational crew reports three fatalities, at least four injuries, of which three are in critical condition, and significant damage to the ship”, which was abandoned. It further noted that “this was the fifth ABSM fired by the Houthis in the last two days. Two of these ABSMs impacted two shipping vessels… and one ABSM was shot down by the USS Carney”. The same day, CENTCOM carried out “self-defence strikes against two unmanned aerial vehicles in a Houthi controlled area of Yemen that presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the region”.

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