U.S. Navy Rescues Merchant Vessel Crew After Houthi Strike

Rebels have escalated attacks on commercial ships. Sailors from the Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group recently airlifted the crew of the M/V Tutor, a merchant vessel that…

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions Against Houthi Supporters

The shipping companies are based in Hong Kong and Marshall Islands. The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against two shipping companies involved with an Iranian-backed Houthi financial facilitator.…

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DOT Addresses Red Sea Disruptions, Prepares for Supply Chain Issues

Agency collaboration seeks to mitigate potential port congestion during threats to maritime commerce. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Multimodal Freight convened with stakeholders from the nationwide…

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Fifth Fleet Commander Says Iran Involved in Ship Attacks 

He stated Houthi attacks on international shipping “clearly funded and supplied” by Iran.  Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, said Iran is “very directly…

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U.S. Conducts More Strikes Against Houthis 

President Biden says strikes to deter militants will continue.  U.S. coalition forces conducted a fourth round of attacks against the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. The strikes followed an…

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Treasury Sanctions Two Companies Shipping Commodities for Iran

The entities have funded Islamic extremists in the Middle East. The Department of the Treasury sanctioned two companies this month for secretly exporting Iranian commodities on behalf of…

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U.S. Redesignates Houthi Rebels as Global Terrorists

State Department updates designation in light of ongoing Red Sea attacks. The United States returned the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels to the list of “Specially Designated Global Terrorists,” implementing…

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U.S.-Owned Ship Hit By Houthi Missile

No injuries or significant damage were reported.  The United States Central Command confirmed that a missile fired by the Houthi rebels in Yemen struck an American-owned ship in…

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U.S. and U.K. Launch Air Strikes Against Houthis 

The rebel group in Yemen states, “All U.S., UK interests have become ‘legitimate targets.’” The United States and British militaries bombed more than 60 targets in Yemen which…

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U.S. and UK Navies Shoot Down Houthi Missile Barrage 

It was the largest attack yet in the Red Sea, but no injuries or damages were reported. Houthi rebels in Yemen launched one of the largest drone and…

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