Naval forces belonging to the Saudi-led coalition on Monday thwarted an attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea, purportedly carried out by the Houthi group, Turki Maliki, a spokesman for the coalition told the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.
"The coalition forces have intercepted a mined boat that was guided by a Houthi terror group to a vessel and destroyed it," Maliki said.
He also accused the Houthis of preparing more terror attacks that pose threat to sea navigation in the region.
At the same time, Reuters reported citing Houthi-owned media that the movement had denied the coalition's claimed that it targeted a commercial ship in the Red Sea.
Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia have intensified in recent months. The movement has launched a series of drone attacks on two Saudi airports, killing a Syrian citizen and injuring dozens of civilians, including children.
The Saudi-led coalition has been engaged in the civil war in Yemen since March 2015, when it began carrying out airstrikes against the armed Houthi rebels at the request of Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.