PortandTerminal.com, November 2, 2019
Saudi Arabia on Friday warned that explosives-laden high speed remote-controlled small boats could target cargo ships and oil tankers passing through the busy and sensitive Red Sea maritime route
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabian defence officials have warned that cargo and crude-laden ships passing through the Red Sea could be at risk from remote-controlled boats rigged with explosives by Houti rebels of Yemen.
Yemen is located at the eastern edge of the Bab-El-Mandab, a narrow strait that leads northwards into the Red Sea further on to Suez Canal and to the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the busiest trading routes.
Saudi Arabia is a part of the US-led combined task force that patrols the sea in those parts which have reported attacks on commercial vessels. The Saudi Navy has intercepted a couple of such boats rigged with explosives and also mines in the Red Sea close to its west coast.
There were enough hints dropped that Iran, and not some terror organisation, had carried out the attack on oil assets. The drones used in the attack have been publically displayed by Iran at public forums.
“Explosives-laden high speed remote-controlled small boats could target cargo ships and oil tankers passing through the Red Sea,”
Houti rebels have attacked Saudi civilian areas with weapons that are of Iran origin. Unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles that can fire for more than 800 km are with Houthi rebels.
File this one under “Sooner or Later”. This is going to happen.
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