The armed assailants initially seized a tanker linked to Israel off the coast of Yemen but were later apprehended by the United States Navy. During the incident, two ballistic missiles were fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen and landed near a U.S. warship assisting the tanker in the Gulf of Aden. Yemen’s internationally recognized government blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels for the attack, and the seized tanker, named Central Park, was managed by Zodiac Maritime. The vessel was eventually released, and there were no reported injuries or damage.
- Armed assailants seized a tanker linked to Israel off the coast of Yemen but were later captured by the U.S. Navy.
- Two ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen landed near a U.S. warship in the Gulf of Aden during the incident.
- Yemen’s government blamed Houthi rebels for the attack, and the tanker, Central Park, was managed by Zodiac Maritime, owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer.