Previously Israeli cargo ship damaged after being hit in Indian Ocean


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Previously Israeli cargo ship damaged after being hit in Indian Ocean
Israeli security officials estimate that Iran is behind the attack on the vessel * No injuries have been reported as a result of the attack.
JULY 4, 2021

A cargo ship previously owned by an Israeli businessman was struck by an "unknown weapon" in the northern Indian Ocean, causing a fire to erupt onboard the vessel. The report – which Al-Mayadeen states was based on “reliable sources” – claims that the "Israeli" ship was anchored in the port of Jeddah before moving towards the coast of the Emirates,” adding that “no one has claimed responsibility for this targeting so far.”

The source also mentioned a sabotage operation which was carried out last month against one of the buildings of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) near Karaj, reportedly causing major damage. N12 identified the ship as the Tyndall, a Liberian-flagged cargo ship. While the vessel was initially reported to be partly owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer, Israeli sources later confirmed that the ship’s crew is not from Israel.

N12 said the Tyndall is owned by Zodiac Maritime Ltd. A source familiar with Zodiac Maritime's fleet said the company had sold the CSAV Tyndall several months ago and that no such incident had taken place involving any of its vessels, they said.