19 February 2024: Yemen

The crew of a cargo transport abandoned ship after it came under attack by Houthi militia in Yemen. The Houthi have been firing missiles at ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The group says it is a campaign to pressure Israel to end its war in the Gaza Strip. The ship, the Rubymar, was damaged and this was by far the worst attack by the armed group’s missile and drone assaults. Earlier attacks failed to inflict serious damage. The strike involved two anti-ship ballistic missiles launched from Yemen between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. which, according to the U.S. military, was enough to drive the crew off the vessel.