The vessel, registered under the British flag, has confirmed the safety of its crew, according to group's military spokesperson. Additionally, he reported that the Houthis shot down a U.S drone in Hodeidah.

The Rubymar, a Belize-flagged, UK-registered, and Lebanese-operated general cargo ship, faced an attack in the Bab al-Mandab Strait off Yemen on Sunday, as disclosed by British maritime security firm Ambrey.

The UK Maritime Trade Operations agency has reported that the ship's crew abandoned the vessel off Yemen following an explosion.