Contact Us

About Us

This page is the English version of Almasirah Media Network website and it focuses on delivering all leading News and developments in Yemen, the Middle East and the world. In the eara of misinformation imposed by the main stream media in the Middle East and abroad, Almasirah Media Network strives towards promoting knowledge, principle values and justice, among all societies and cultures in the world

America's Promises Turned into a Nightmare for Shipping Companies in the Red Sea

Yemen: Following the media display of footage showing the targeting of the Teuter ship with explosive boats in the Red Sea, which shocked both enemies and shipping companies, American statements flowed in like a flood of excuses, attempting to cover up the failure to protect the vessels.

American military officials' statements indicated the exhaustion and pressure faced by the US military, especially the aircraft carrier Eisenhower and its strike group, which had been engaged in a continuous naval battle for nearly nine months.

Pentagon leaders expressed concerns that without Eisenhower, they would need to rely on American fighter jets stationed in Arab countries. However, these countries are imposing restrictions on flights and airstrikes on Yemen. Reports also highlighted the anxiety among sailors who have already seen Houthi missiles up close and the need for psychological support and treatment for potential post-traumatic stress when they return home.

These statements were attempts to justify the failure to protect commercial ships dealing with the entity in the Red Sea.

American and British military officials confirmed that despite ongoing efforts to secure the region, the Houthis remain a significant force capable of carrying out successful attacks that threaten international navigation.

Admiral Mark Miguez, commander of the US aircraft carrier strike group in the Red Sea, emphasized the urgent need for a break to conduct necessary maintenance on the warships. He explained that exceeding scheduled maintenance activities incurs additional costs, adding to the burden on the US fleet. Given these challenges, there is talk of the possibility of the United States seeking assistance from France or Britain to send an aircraft carrier to the Red Sea temporarily to replace Eisenhower.

These statements, overall, seem to be excuses to cover up the American failure in protecting ships and securing the Red Sea. Admitting to the exhaustion and psychological pressure on the sailors does not hide the fact that the United States has been unable to prevent Sana'a from carrying out successful attacks, which has eroded its prestige as a leading naval power in the region.

Despite repeated military actions by American and British forces to secure ships in the area, the Yemeni Armed Forces have managed to continue executing successful attacks, reflecting a significant failure to achieve the desired objectives under the current circumstances.

Reports also spoke of tensions between the United States and some Arab host countries for American forces, where restrictions on flights and airstrikes in Yemen have increased, potentially hindering American military efforts in the region.

Moreover, considering sending an aircraft carrier from France or Britain to replace Eisenhower reflects a state of uncertainty and pressure on the United States to fulfill its promises to its allies and Israel's allies.

America Wants to Breathe

American officials say protecting sea lanes is a multinational effort and that allies should take their turn by sending an aircraft carrier to the Red Sea to give the United States enough breathing space.

These statements indicating that the United States needs "enough breathing space" in protecting sea lanes are pitiful, appearing as an attempt to shift the primary responsibility for maritime protection to other countries. Didn't the United States boast about being one of the world's strongest naval powers?

What a shameful reality, reflecting the fall of America's prestige in securing sea lanes for its allies and Israel's allies.

That the matter has reached the point where allies need to take a primary role in securing sea lanes instead of the United States reflects a clear failure in American maritime security policy, which will reduce the United States' credibility as a leading military power.

Overall, these statements and reports confirm that the United States is facing significant challenges in securing the region and protecting ships from Yemeni Armed Forces' attacks.

Reactions of Shipping Companies

Shipping companies found themselves facing fundamental changes in their strategies, resulting from trust in American promises of protection.

The operations on commercial ships dealing with the Israeli entity in the Red Sea revealed a dark side of maritime security reality and raised questions about the seriousness of the American commitment to protecting sea routes.

A notable statement came from the Secretary-General of the International Transport Workers' Federation, who called for rerouting ships away from the Red Sea to protect sailors. This move reflects a lack of trust in American promises of effective protection. Insurance sector sources also noted an increase in insurance premiums due to rising war risks, making shipping in this area more costly and risky.

Concerns about the use of unmanned boats in Red Sea attacks also represent a new challenge for the commercial shipping industry.

A statement from one of the largest shipping unions in the world calling for an end to the attacks and protection of sailors shows that shipping companies have started taking precautionary measures and adjustments in their strategies due to the lack of trust in American promises.

These new changes require shipping companies to devise new strategies to deal with navigation risks in that region and may also necessitate reconsidering sea routes and insurance costs.

All this indicates that maritime incidents and security attacks have significantly impacted the maritime shipping industry, prompting it to reevaluate its relationship with international security promises and update its strategies to ensure safe navigation and the safety of sailors.

The decision of some maritime companies to pass through this region was based on protection commitments made by the United States and its allies, who pledged to ensure the safety of ships and prevent them from facing risks. However, current challenges and repeated attacks on some ships demonstrate a significant failure to achieve these goals.

Despite previous protection commitments, practical experiences indicate that these promises were not absolute guarantees.

Ships that have already passed through those waters faced significant challenges, including missile attacks and drone strikes that caused extensive damage, some catching fire and becoming unfit for shipping, and others sinking.

Given recent developments, passing ships through the Red Sea is no longer as straightforward as it used to be, especially for shipping companies working with Israel.

America and the Devil's Promises

After companies and economic entities trusted America's promises to protect their ships, the bitter truth was revealed: America, the devil that promised but did not deliver!

What happened made companies reconsider blind trust in promises. Not everyone who promises you safety will actually protect you, and not all countries can fulfill their promises... except Yemen, when it threatens, its threats should be taken seriously.

Here is America, which promised, now speaking with the tongue of the devil: "I promised you and failed you."

When the promise is like the devil and the trust is like the sea, this is how sailors find themselves caught between America's promises and the reality of its neglect.

While ships were sinking and money was being lost, excuses were flying from the Pentagon. As things got worse, America responded, "We promised you protection, but with the devil's tongue, we say to you: 'I had no authority over you except that I called you and you responded to me, so do not blame me, but blame yourselves.'"

Translated by Almasirah English website


#Yemen #US #Israel About 3 weeks
who are we

This page is the English version of Almasirah Media Network website and it focuses on delivering all leading News and developments in Yemen, the Middle East and the world. In the eara of misinformation imposed by the main stream media in the Middle East and abroad, Almasirah Media Network strives towards promoting knowledge, principle values and justice, among all societies and cultures in the world

copyright by Almasirah 2024 ©

Close gallery