The attack on the USS The Sullivans Spoiled

Members of al-Qaeda attempted an attack on The Sullivans while in port at Aden, Yemen on 3 January 2000 as a part of the 2000 millennium attack plots.

The plan was to load a fiberglass skiff full of explosives and explode near The Sullivans. However the boat was so overloaded that it sank, forcing the attack to be abandoned. The skiff was found by five men who were in Aden, Yemen for Ramadan.