USS Mason fired on again

Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

The Navy destroyer USS Mason, operating in the Red Sea, has again been fired upon by missiles from what the US believes are Houthi rebels operating from positions in Yemen.

The incident was revealed Saturday by Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson during a ship christening in Baltimore.

A US defense official said several missiles were fired at the ship, but they did not come close to it. The Mason fired countermeasure defensive weapons, the official said.

It is not clear whether it hit the incoming missiles. The Mason and the crew are all safe, according to the US defense official.