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US warns of underwater mines planted by Houthis in Bab al-Mandeb

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In a report issued by the US Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), merchant ships were warned from the danger of mines st by Houthis and militias loyal to former Yemen President Saleh in Bab al-Mandeb strait near the Mokha port entrance. The strait is 25 km wide and is a keypoint for the global navigation and permits merchant ships to sail from the Gulf of Aden to the Red Seaand then to Suez Canal and Mediterrean Sea. Is also key for oil transportation in the Middle East and other regions. The US report also warned about the consequences of the closure of the waterway such as a substantial increase in total energy costs and global oil prices.

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