The US military says early indications "clearly point" to a drone strike on the Mercer Street, a ship managed by an Israeli billionaire.
Saudi officials say a "booby-trapped boat was dealt and destroyed" off the coast of Yanbu port but according to two private maritime security firms a ship might have been "attacked".
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters strict measures are being taken to avoid such incidents in future after Turkish sailors were kidnapped by pirates in Gulf of Guinea.
The ongoing battle between factions supporting Yemen's UN-backed government and the Iran-backed Houthi militias spills into the Red Sea.
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