Two merchant vessels reported coming under attack off the coast of Hodeidah. Houthi-run media also claim to have attacked a coalition frigate off the coast of al-Durayhmi in southern Hodeidah.
The Saudi-led coalition reported two Saudi-Arabian flagged VLCC’s came under attack by Houthi rebels, one of them sustaining slight damage.
In reaction, Riyadh said it would suspend exports via the key shipping lane through Bab el-Mandeb strait until the situation became “clearer”
The Yemen-based Houthi rebels have repeatedly attacked Saudi-led coalition warships off Yemen and threatened to disrupt oil shipments in the Bab al-Mandeb as the civil conflict has intensified.
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