Led by Saudi Arabia, the coalition has destroyed the boat Huthis, who, it was argued, lay mines to the West of the coast of Yemen. The crew of the boat died.
The ship was attacked when trying to enter the waters controlled by the internationally recognized government of Yemen. This government supported a Sunni coalition.
The reports that the Houthis dominate the approaches to the Bab El-Mandeb Strait, appeared in February 2017. Then to the shores of Yemen were targeted missile destroyer Cole.
Through the Strait pass vessels bound from the Indian ocean to the Suez canal. This is one of the busiest arteries of world trade.