Reports indicate that in just one day, four separate attacks occurred against three separate commercial vessels connected to 14 separate nations. The Arleigh-Burke Class destroyer USS CARNEY responded to distress calls from these vessels, detecting that it was an anti-ship ballistic missile attack from Houthi that fired at them.
The CARNEY was conducting a patrol in the Red Sea at the time of the detection, which also included an anti-ship ballistic missile attack on the UNITY EXPLORER, a Bahamas-flagged, United Kingdom-owned and -operated bulk cargo ship crewed by sailors from the two countries.
While in international waters, the CARNEY engaged and shot down a UAV that was launched from Houthi-controlled regions of Yemen. It is unclear whether or not the CARNEY itself was one of the targets, but reports explain that there was a drone headed towards it at the time of the detection.
As far as we know, there has been no actual damage caused to the U.S. vessel and all of its personnel are fine.
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In another separate attack not long after, the UNITY EXPLORER reported that it was struck by a Houthi missile coming out of Yemen. While the CARNEY was responding to the UNITY EXPLORER's distress call, it detected yet another inbound UAV that destroyed the drone with no damage or injuries to either the CARNEY or the UNITY EXPLORER, save for reports of minor damage to the UNITY EXPLORER.
Later that same day, the M/V NUMBER 9 was struck by a missile fired the same Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen while operating shipping lanes in the Red Sea. That vessel, flagged for Panama, Bermuda and the U.K., reported damage but no casualties.
An hour after that, the M/V SOPHIE II sent a distress call indicating that it had been struck by a missile from the same Houthi source in Yemen. The CARNEY responded to this call and reported no significant damage. While traveling to provide support, the CARNEY shot down another UAV headed in its own direction.
These numerous incidents all in one day illustrate that there is now a direct threat to both international commerce and maritime security, at least in the Red Sea region. This threat is already jeopardizing the lives of international crew members from multiple countries.
"We also have every reason to believe that these attacks, while launched by the Houthis in Yemen, are fully enabled by Iran," one report claims about the matter. "The United States will consider all appropriate responses in full coordination with its international allies and partners."
A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tweeted (Xed?) that a U.K.-based commercial ship was also targeted in the same Houthi attack while traversing the Red Sea.
"We're aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available," the Pentagon announced.
As all this is taking place, one of the top-trending topics on X (formerly Twitter) right now are the words "Gulf of Tonkin."
"Biden can draft his 81 million 'ballots' because my kids and I aren't going anywhere," one commenter wrote on a story about all this, suggesting that neither he nor his family are going to go to war for the United States should this situation escalate further.
"The war that never ends or begins is eternal and profitable," wrote another about how war means profit for the fat cat bankers.
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