Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on a commercial ship in the Red Sea by the Houthi group, a military spokesman said on Monday.
A tweet by Saudi state television quoting Colonel Turki al-Malki did not name the ship or provide other details about the incident.
However, a Houthi military spokesman denied the group had targeted commercial ships in the Red Sea, the group's Al Masirah TV reported.
The Saudi-led coalition, which supports the internationally recognised government of Yemen President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, have been locked in a war against Houthi rebels since 2015.
Yemen lies on one side of the Bab al-Mandeb strait at the southern mouth of the Red Sea.
The Bab al-Mandeb strait is one of the most important trade routes for oil tankers heading from the Middle East to Europe.
Last year, Saudi Arabia suspended oil shipments through Bab al-Mandeb strait for more than a week after the Houthis attacked two ships in the waterway.
* This story was edited by Ahram Online.