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Press Release | Feb. 24, 2024

Feb. 24 Red Sea Update


Feb. 24, 2024
Release Number 20240224 – 01

TAMPA, Fla. – On Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. (Sanaa time), USS Mason (DDG 87) shot down one Anti- Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM) launched into the Gulf of Aden from Iranian-backed Houthi controlled areas of Yemen. The missile was likely targeting MV Torm Thor, a U.S.-Flagged, owned, and operated chemical/oil tanker. Neither ship was damaged and there were no injuries. Neither USS Mason nor MV Torm Thor were damaged and there were no injuries.