Israeli vessel attacked near Fujairah port in the UAE

Israeli vessel attacked near Fujairah port in the UAE

DUBAI – A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was targeted near Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates, Unews news agency said on Twitter on Tuesday. The Jerusalem Post (JP) also carried news of the attack.

No casualties have been reported in the attack, Israel’s CH 12 TV said on Tuesday. JP quoted Israeli media reports and said the ship, called the Hyperion Ray, had minor damages. Al Arabiya reported that this is the second time that a ship owned by the same company has been targeted.

The attack is being blamed on Iran, according to media reports. A blast at Iran’s main nuclear facility of Natanz in central Iran sharply heightened tensions between Iran and Israel after the former reportedly blamed Israel for the attack.

The cargo carrier, according to ships tracking site, is a vehicles carrier that was built in 2015 and is sailing under the flag of Bahamas.

– Inputs from Reuters, AFP

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