It is believed that the ship was attacked by the Israeli military in retaliation for previous Iranian attacks on Israeli ships.
In the Red Sea, the Iranian-flagged vessel Saviz, which was used by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, came under rocket fire. Interfax with reference to the Iranian agency Mehr.
According to another Iranian agency, Tasnim, the ship was hit by a magnetic mine.
According to initial reports, the incident occurred in the area between the coasts of Yemen and Eritrea.
The inter-Arab information portal al-Hadat, in turn, reports that the Saviz ship was previously used by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to collect intelligence information.
The Pentagon said the US military was not involved in the incident in the Red Sea.
“We can confirm that no American forces were involved in the incident,” The Hill quoted Pentagon spokesman Jessica McNulty as saying.
“We do not have any additional information that we can provide,” she said.
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reported that Iranian officials have confirmed the attack on the ship. It is believed that the ship was attacked by the Israeli military.
According to a knowledgeable US official who spoke to the New York Times on condition of anonymity, the Israelis notified the US that their forces had struck the ship at around 7:30 a.m. local time.
He noted that the Israelis called the attack retaliation for previous Iranian attacks on Israeli ships and that the Saviz was damaged below the waterline.
Let us remind you that in February Israel’s ship was damaged by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman… The explosion was believed to be the result of an Iranian attack.
Also in March, the media reported that Iran fired on Israeli ship in the Arabian Sea.