US 5th Fleet reports “maritime threat” in Red Sea

The US Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet is ready to maintain the safety of shippers in the region, said a spokesman Cmdr Joshua Frey on Friday night. He spoke in the wake of an alert from the US Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration, which read: “A maritime threat has been reported in the Red Sea in the vicinity of Yemen. The nature of the event is potentially increased hostilities that threaten maritime security.” The nature of the threat and its source were not specified.

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