Two missing Navy SEALs lost off coast of Somalia believed dead | 21 Jan 2024 | The pair of Navy SEALs who went missing during a night mission off the coast of Somalia on Jan. 11 are dead, U.S. Central Command announced Sunday. The SEALs were on an interdiction mission, climbing onto the side of a vessel when one fell into the water. The second SEAL dove in after him. After an "exhaustive" 10-day search, they could not be found, Central Command said... The SEALs mission saw the elite unit deployed to intercept a dhow sailing boat bound for Yemen. The team found Iranian missile parts set to be delivered to Houthi militants in Yemen, the group that has for weeks shot at civilian and military ships in the Red Sea. The ship was sunk, and its crew captured by the SEALs. The operation marked an escalation against Iran in the Yemeni conflict, after the U.S. and UK launched joint airstrikes on Houthi targets last week.