United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) has received a report on Sunday that the captain and crew of a vessel 96 nautical miles southeast of Yemen’s Nishtun were forced to abandon ship after it suffered flooding that could not be contained.

The crew and the master have been recovered by an assisting ship while the abandoned ship remains adrift, it added.

UKMTO has not named the vessel involved and described the casualty as a “SOLAS incident.”

UKMTO earlier reported that it had received a report of a distress call from the vessel and that authorities are investigating the incident.

Later that day UKMTO also reported an incident west of Al Hudaydah, in Yemen with the master of the vessel reporting that being hit by an uncrewed aerial system, resulting in the damage to the vessel.

All crew members are reported safe and the vessel is proceeding to its next port of call, the report added.

UKMTO also notified on Monday about an explosion in close proximity to a vessel southeast of Nishtun, Yemen. The crew are reported to be safe and the vessel is proceeding to its next port of call.