An explosive-laden unmanned surface vehicle (USV) intercepted off the shores of Yanbu city in the early hours of Tuesday; the official spokesman of the Ministry of Defense Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki said in a statement.
“We intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) at (0640) this morning (Tuesday, 27 April 2021).
“Naval units were also able to detect and monitor the activity of the bomb-laden USV in the Red Sea waters; off the shores of (Yanbu). The explosive USV was engaged in accordance with the Rules of Engagement,” Brig. Gen. Al-Maliki also said.
He also added: “Investigations by competent authorities to reach more details regarding this hostile act and determine the party responsible are ongoing.
“The Ministry of Defense also undertakes and implements all rigorous procedures to tackle hostile acts targeting National Assets and Economic Installations.”