China News Network on March 26 In a comprehensive report, Israeli security officials said an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing in the Arabian Sea was hit by a suspected Iranian missile on Friday, but was not seriously damaged and could continue to sail. The Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide further details.
The Liberian-flagged vessel was not seriously damaged, Reuters reported, citing the website of Israel’s Yediot Aharonot newspaper. Israel’s Channel 12 television noted that the ship belonged to XT Management, an Israeli company based in Haifa. Israeli government officials were not immediately available for comment and XT Management was not immediately available for comment by Reuters.
Maritime security firm Dryad Global said the ship allegedly attacked could be the MT Lori container ship, although it could not be confirmed.
Dryad Global also said the vessel, which was sailing from the port of Sanran in Tanzania to the Indian port of Mundra, had stopped completely and drifted for about three hours before continuing at close to its original speed.