“The ship and crew sustained no damage or injury,” CENTCOM said in a statement.
The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hudner shot down several attack drones over the Red Sea that were launched from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen early Thursday morning local time, according to U.S. Central Command.
“The ship and crew sustained no damage or injury,” a statement from the command read.
The Pentagon later assessed the American ship itself was not the target, though the drone got close enough to be of concern, Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters. The attack drone was likely on its way to Israel, according to U.S. officials.
At the time, Singh implied that Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen were responsible for that attempted attack, but did not give an outright confirmation.