Operation Prosperity Guardian (OPG) witnesses a surge in naval presence in the Red Sea, led by the United States, as an alliance of nations collaborates to counter maritime threats posed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, emphasizing a unified stance against destabilization.
OPG sees increased warship commitments from nations like the United Kingdom, Greece, and Sri Lanka, aiming to protect merchant vessels navigating the Red Sea, marking a collective effort against destabilizing activities.
The Royal Navy reinforces its presence with the HMS Richmond, joining the HMS Diamond and HMS Lancaster, showcasing the UK’s commitment with advanced missile capabilities to the coalition’s objectives of maritime security.
Greece deploys a Hydra-class frigate, emphasizing its dedication to securing commercial vessels in the Red Sea, while Sri Lanka pledges a 100-man warship to safeguard vital trade routes from Houthi threats.
Expanded Naval Activities
Independent of the coalition, India and Pakistan heighten naval presence, with India deploying a task force to escort its container ships, and Pakistan Navy sending 2-3 ships to protect shipping in strategically significant waters.
These collective efforts from various nations aim to secure international sea lanes and reinforce regional security, underscoring the shared responsibility to uphold stability in the Red Sea.