Djibouti (/dʒɪˈbuːti/ji-BOO-tee; Arabic:جيبوتيJībūtī, French:Djibouti, Somali:Jabuuti, Afar:Gabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somaliland in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of just 23,200km2 (8,958sqmi).
Home to around 620,000 inhabitants, the city contains over 70% of the nation's population. The settlement was founded in 1888 by the French, on land leased from the ruling Somali and Afar Sultans. During the ensuing period, it served as the capital of French Somaliland and its successor the French Territory of the Afars and Issas.
Known as the Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura due to its location, Djibouti city is strategically positioned near the world's busiest shipping lanes and acts as a refueling and transshipment center. The Port of Djibouti is the principal maritime port for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia. Additionally, the city hosts a number of foreign embassies, and is the headquarters of many international organizations, non-profit organizations and companies. Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport is the main domestic airport, connecting the capital to various major global destinations.
The UKMTO report said the incident happened about 110 kilometers north of Djibouti, and that the crew was safe and the ship was traveling to its next port of call ... The ship was carrying grain from Argentina to Yemen's port of Aden.
"I think you'd have to go back to World War II where you have ships engaged in combat," Vice Adm...Iran has not confirmed the cyberattack, but has issued a stern warning against anyone who might think about interfering with the ship.
Another ship reportedly came under attack twice in the Gulf of Aden...Late Monday night, the UKMTO and Ambrey reported a suspected Houthi drone attack targeting a ship off Djibouti in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.
Another ship reportedly came twice under attack in the Gulf of Aden...Late Monday, the UKMTO and Ambrey reported a suspected Houthi drone attack targeting a ship off Djibouti in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.
Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Sarea said in a statement that the Rubymar's crew was safe but that the ship was badly damaged and at risk of sinking ... They were picked up by another commercial ship which took them to Djibouti.
The crew of a Belize-flagged, British-registered cargo vessel have abandoned ship off Yemen after it was hit by missiles fired by the Houthi movement ... During the operation, we made sure that the ship's crew exited safely.".
But in a notable shift, Iran moved the ship to the coast of Djibouti earlier this month for the first time in over two years, Miguez said. That has reduced the Houthis’ capability to track ships in the Gulf of Aden, Miguez said.
The main reason for the Houthis' difficulty in monitoring shipping in the Red Sea is the withdrawal of Iranian spy ship Behshad, which has left the area and is now anchored at a Chinese base in Djibouti.
Container ship Kota Rahmat approaches the Bab-el-Mandeb strait last month in Obock, Djibouti. Many cargo ships crossing into the Red Sea are declaring that they have no links to Israel to avoid being targeted by Yemen’s Houthi rebel groups.