Drone exercise has additionally been reported within the space which separates East Africa from the Arabian Peninsula.
A “potential explosion” has struck a key delivery route off the coast of Yemen, the British navy mentioned on Sunday.
The UK Maritime Commerce Operations (UKMTO) wing of the navy issued a quick warning to shippers that the incident occurred within the Bab el-Mandeb Strait which separates East Africa from the Arabian Peninsula.
The UKMTO mentioned drone exercise had additionally been reported within the space.
The Bab el-Mandeb hyperlinks the Pink Sea to the Gulf of Aden. That space has seen a sequence of assaults in current weeks attributed to Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who’ve additionally launched missiles and drones towards Israel over its battle on Hamas within the Gaza Strip.
The Houthis haven’t but acknowledged the incident.