According to Israeli media, the cargo ship was previously owned by an Israeli tycoon and was attacked on its way to the UAE.
According to Israeli and Lebanese media reports, a cargo ship flying the Liberian flag from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates was attacked in the Indian Ocean.
Israel’s N12 TV station quoted an unnamed source within the Israeli defense agency as saying that the crew was not injured. The ship may have been hit by a missile on Saturday but was not severely damaged and continued to sail.
According to N12 reports, defense officials said they were checking whether the Iranian army was behind the attack.
The Lebanese pro-Iranian television channel Al Mayadeen reported the incident earlier. The channel stated that the ship was attacked by unknown weapons.
The Israeli media identified the container ship as the CSAV Tyndall and initially stated that the ship was owned by Zodiac Maritime Ltd, an international ship management company headquartered in London, owned by Israeli tycoon Eyal Ofer. However, the company issued a statement stating that it no longer operates or owns CSAV Tyndall.
Refinitiv Eikon’s ship tracking data shows that the ship last docked in Jeddah and has now left the coast of Dubai.
A spokesperson for the UAE government did not respond to a request for comment.
Saturday’s incident was a recent attack in a sensitive waterway area. Iran and Israel’s long-standing enemies, Iran and Israel, accused each other’s ships of being attacked in the area.
Ships owned by Israel be attacked In the Gulf of Oman in February and April, Israel blamed Iran for the bombing.
At the same time, an Iranian cargo ship was hit by a clear mine in the Red Sea in April and suffered minor damage. The New York Times reported that Israel told the United States that it was behind the explosion.
In the same month, Iran reported that attack Its Natanz uranium enrichment program and blamed Israel.
Iran’s largest warship is also Sink After a fire in the Gulf of Oman in early June. Officials have not yet stated whether the sinking of the Kharg was an act of sabotage or an accident.