The Saudi-led Arab coalition said Sunday that it had destroyed a booby-trapped vessel off the coast of Hodeidah in Yemen, thwarting an imminent attack in the Red Sea.
The coalition said it had destroyed 106 booby-trapped vessels so far in the southern Red Sea.
"Our efforts have helped protect international marine routes and shipping lanes," it stressed.
Earlier on Sunday, the coalition said Saudi defenses had shot down nine armed drones fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen towards Jizan, Khamis Mushait, al-Taif, Yanbu and Dhahran al-Janub.
The coalition revealed the Houthis had used Iranian cruise missiles to attack a desalination plant in Al-Suqaiq and an Aramco petroleum distribution plant in Jizan.