The Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen thwarted on Monday an attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militias against a commercial ship in the southern Red Sea.
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that naval units in the alliance foiled the Houthi assault on Monday morning.
The Houthis had used an explosives-laden remote-controlled blue fish type vessel in the failed attack, he revealed.
The coalition has intercepted and destroyed the boat, he added.
Threats to marine navigation and trade is a “dangerous terrorist act,” Maliki stressed, asserting that the coalition is committed to “neutralizing the hostile capabilities of these militias.”