The UK Maritime Trade Operations Office (UKMTO) reported that a vessel was attacked in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 91 nautical miles from the Yemeni port of Aden.

An investigation into the incident has been initiated, but no further details have been provided at this time.

In November 2023, Yemen's Houthis announced their involvement in Hamas's conflict against Israel and began targeting ships passing through the Bab al-Mandab Strait.

They claim to only target vessels associated with Israel or destined for Israel.

To safeguard freedom of navigation through the Suez Canal, a US-British coalition was formed, with warships from EU countries also deployed to the region.