>Houthi Drone Boat Strikes Ship For First Time Since Red Sea Crisis Erupted

>Houthi Drone Boat Strikes Ship For First Time Since Red Sea Crisis Erupted
>The Liberian bulk carrier Tutor was struck by a Houthi uncrewed surface vessel (USV) while transiting the Red Sea, the first such successful strike since the Yemen-based rebel group began attacking shipping in the region, an official with the Ambrey maritime security firm told The War Zone.
>"It's a dead ship now," Joshua Hutchinson, Ambrey's Managing Director of Risk and Intelligence confirmed to The War Zone. "Salvage operations are required." Hutchinson's statement bolstered information provided by the Royal Navy-managed United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations that a ship was struck 66 nautical miles southwest of Al Hudaydah, Yemen.
>UKMTO said that "the vessel was hit on the stern by a small craft" described as being "white in color and five to seven meters in length." The ship's master "reports the vessel is taking on water, and not under command of the crew. Military authorities are assisting." It was then struck again by a missile, Hutchinson told us, confirming a subsequent UKMTO report.
How do you realistically defend against USVs? Are they going to dominate naval warfare just like how FPV drones hace dominated land warfare in Ukraine?:
https://www.twz.com/news-features/houthi-drone-boat-strikes-ship-for-first-time-since-red-sea-crisis-erupted

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you realistically defend against USVs?
    We already have a solution for this.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you realistically defend against USVs?
    By not being an unarmed cargo vessel that is broadcasting its exact location 24/7

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    LMAO They hit Russian commerce again

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Houtis are honestly based morons, just shooting at every ship the can with no thought, strategy or regard for retaliation. Every hit is a win for them in there eyes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly, from their own POV, it's a more sensible way to fight globalism ("Globohomo") than whatever Russia is doing. Too many Islamic movements make homosexual compromises with commies, these guys are ACTUALLY acting like it's them against the world.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Except they're only fricking over Egypt. Globohomosexual didn't give a frick

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The US has positioned itself as the guarantor of world trade since WW2, so disrupting trade is always a challenge to the US no matter who's trade it is. The fact that we're just sitting on our thumbs not glassing them or preventing their attacks is a win.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Actually losing our trade is a win!
          The. Absolute. State. of Russcuck shills.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I am the furthest thing from a Russia shill and you interpreted my statement in some kind of horribly convoluted way in order to make this post. The Houthis successfully carrying out terrorist activity against trade is bad for the US because we are the power that everyone looks to to secure trade. Whether they hit allied Russuan, Iranian, Chinese etc. trade might be singularly amusing but has the exact same effect regardless, which is why they haven't been abandoned despite doing so consistently.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kek, that's definitely the reason why it wasn't spammed to hell when the news broke out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Damn that's some sick irony given they're doing Iran's dirty work which means that they were doing Russia's bidding.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fun fact last week they hit a ship carrying food to Iran, the Houtis have become a problem for their allies as much as they are for the west

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Haha ship go boom

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Come on karma PGMs fricking strike fierce. Houthis fricked up GPU prices because of empty containers and I'm a petty bastard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ust-luga-aACK

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >LMAO They hit Russian commerce again
      News says it was a Greek owned cargo ship, "the tutor", carrying coal.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Coal from what country?
        Greece does not have any coal mine

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You could have googled it just in case, but I admire your confidence

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It’s simple logic, a ship sailing from a port in Russia to India won’t be carrying coal from Greece

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Anon, you realize that a ship can move commerce for a country other than the one it's owned by right?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sure, but I'm going to need to see a source before I accept it's Russian. Just because something is funny doesn't make it true.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Are you moronic? They are transporting coal from a Russian port to India. What the frick do you think is happening here?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Naval commerce world is an abomination a Greek ship crewed with most likely Indians and maybe a Filipino can still be technically Russian

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder if the smoothbrain responsible mistook the Liberian flag for a USA one

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How many times now? 4th time?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > How do you realistically defend against USVs?
    Don’t be an unarmed civilian ship?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We need a new type of surface vessel to defend against this threat, let's call it an uncrewed surface vessel destroyer. Anyone have an idea for a shorter name?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >destroyer
      That's already taken. How about "wrecker"?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You post from central europe. Your views on naval affairs do not matter.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The US Navy has been sinking dozen of USVs in the red sea

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >just attacking random shipping
    What's the point?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the ship will return to harbour under its own power

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By the way, why don't Houthis use suicide boats alot more?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably because they don’t have reliable means to control them in the open sea. The US has its own robust satellite communications network and Ukraine has access to Starlink.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Literally why would Muslims need remote control in this exact case?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why can’t US just hit the Thunderball himself?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He's hiding in Qatar

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They're just free-floating torpedoes, right?
    This should do.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you realistically defend against USVs
    Arm civilian shipping, like it used to be. The current insurance shit is just gay.
    Give every seaman a combat knife and a carbine to combat boarders, and, and have a few pintle guns on the ship's sides. Doesn't take a whole lot to blow a single drone boat out of the water. You could overwhelm such simple defenses of course, but that quickly starts to become economically infeasible.

    You could probably come up with some way to attach a naval gun turret similar to what destroyers carry that's easily exchanged, which would allow civilian ships to attach heavier stuff in case they go into more dangerous water.
    Maybe some kinda shipping container setup, that way you could infinitely stack extra funz in need.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you defend against usv's
    convoy it, obviously. We figured that out in WW2. But commercial vessels don't like to wait

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