The attack took place on the night of January 27. The command clarified that the missile aimed towards the Red Sea was ready for launch. Because it threatened civilian vessels, a decision was made to preventively destroy it in self-defense, CENTCOM added.
Earlier on January 27 it was reported that the oil tanker Trafigura caught fire after the shelling of the Houthis in the Red Sea. No one was injured as a result of the incident.