Britain confirms the American ship’s compliance with the Houthis

Britain confirmed on Wednesday that an American ship complied with Yemeni directives for the first time since the start of Yemeni operations in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

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Ambrey Shipping Company reported that a US-owned cargo ship flying the Barbados flag decided to change its course while sailing in the Gulf of Aden.

The change in course came after the ship’s crew received a communication from the Yemeni navy demanding it change its destination away from the Bab Al-Mandeb Strait.

This is the first American ship to change its course based on the request of Yemeni forces. The move represents a significant development in the status of American ships, which attempted to break Yemen’s decision with the assistance of accompanying battleships.

The timing of the ship’s change in direction indicates the US’ compliance with Yemeni directives, especially as the move came hours after the announcement by Yemeni forces regarding the targeting of American battleships in the Red Sea.

It is unclear whether the decision of the ship to fly the Barbados flag was due to the revelation of its true identity or the absence of military support. However, it represents a new setback for the US, which has been conducting airstrikes and missile attacks on Yemen for about a month, believing it could impose its dominance and influence in the most important shipping lanes.

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