NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A Norfolk-based missile destroyer is on its way to Yemen.

According to a report from the U.S. Naval Institute, USS Cole is being repositioned in reaction to an attack in the Red Sea. A Houthi explosive-laden suicide boat reportedly rammed into a Saudi Al Madinah-class frigate.

The crash killed two sailors from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces.

USS Cole originally left on an independent deployment in December to Europe and the Middle East.

In October 2000, the Cole was the target of a similar suicide bombing while it was in Yemen. The attack killed 17 crew members and left more than 30 others hurt