Thursday, July 4, 2024

Houthi Red Sea Attacks Turn to Drone Boats

 Reuters published on 3 July 2024 an article titled "Houthi Explosive Drone Boat Attacks Escalate Red Sea Danger" by Jonathan Saul and Renee Maltezou.  

In recent weeks, at least 3 ships in the Red Sea have been attacked by Houthi unmanned surface vehicles (USVs).  In one of the attacks, the USV contributed to the sinking of a bulk cargo carrier.  The USVs are a relatively new asymmetric Houthi tactic to interrupt international shipping in the region.  The USVs strike ships at the waterline and have the potential for considerable damage.