American destroyer USS Mason suffered rocket attacks in international waters near the coast of Yemen. About it to Agency Reuters has informed the official representative of the U.S. Department of defense, Navy captain Jeff Davis.
“The USS Mason in the 60-minute period, and recorded two approaching missiles while in the Red sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles fell into the water, reaching the vessel,” he said. Davis stressed that the destroyer had not received any injuries, the wounded among the crew there.
According to the military, the missiles were launched from the territory controlled by Houthi rebels, reports TASS.
Earlier it was reported that on October 2 Houthis shot down by the Chinese missile C-802 high-speed catamaran HSV-2 Swift, a leased UAE. The ship was used in the interests of the Arab coalition, which is fighting for the return of the ousted President Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi. The victims in the attack was not. Chasity, in turn, said that the catamaran was completely destroyed.
Destroyer USS Mason “Mason” was launched in 2001, its displacement is 6950 tons. He, in particular, are equipped with protective combat system Aegis can carry up to 74 missiles, including a cruise.