In a recent incident that underscores the escalating tensions in the Gulf of Aden, a second ship with ties to Israel was seized off the coast of Yemen before being released following the swift response of the USS Mason (DDG-87), a United States Navy warship.

This event marks the third attack in the region since the onset of the conflict between Hamas and Israel in early October.

The Seizure: USS Mason’s Intervention and Release of the Vessel

Flying the Liberian flag, commercial tanker M/V Central Park transmitted a distress signal, prompting the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mason to intervene.

According to USNI News, citing Pentagon statements, allied vessels in the area were summoned to assist in the resolution.