Earlier on Wednesday, Britain’s Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency and British maritime security company Ambrey reported an incident involving a suspected drone over the Red Sea west of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah.
UKMTO warned vessels transiting the area to exercise caution.
There was no damage to U.S. Navy vessels or injuries to U.S. personnel in the attack, said the U.S. official, who declined to be named.
The U.S. military said on Sunday that three commercial vessels had come under attack in the southern Red Sea.
Yemen’s Houthi group on Sunday claimed drone and missile attacks on two Israeli vessels in the area, saying in a broadcast that the attacks came in response to the demands of Yemenis and calls from Muslim countries to stand with the Palestinian people.