On 1 October 2016, a United Arab Emirates-flagged high-speed vessel, the HSV-2 Swift, was struck by a suspected C-802 antiship cruise missile off the coast of Yemen and nearly sunk. It was able to remain afloat and was towed to Eritrea despite significant damage and an unknown number of casualties. The attack was carried out by Houthi rebels who continue to strive for control of Yemen in a war against Saudi Arabia and their allies using equipment that the Iranians are suspected of providing.
Sea Control in a Contested Maritime Environment
By Captain Jacob T. Burton, U.S. Marine Corps