On 15 December 2023, members of the Yemen-based Houthi rebel group fired a missile toward the Hong Kong-flagged container ship Maersk Gibraltar north of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait in the southern Red Sea. Reports indicate the projectile missed the vessel, which was transiting from Salalah, Oman, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. No injuries were reported from the attack, and there was no damage to the vessel. The attack on the Maersk is part of a continuing Houthi escalation targeting vessels in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.