The Israeli media reported on Thursday that a cargo ship owned by XT Management, an Israeli firm based in the port city of Haifa, was hit by an Iranian missile off the Arabian Sea. The ship having a Liberian flag was navigating from Tanzania to India, the Israeli media said. While no casualties were reported, it was stated that the ship is able to continue its journey. It was stated that the material damage that the cargo ship was exposed to would be evaluated when it arrives in India.
The allegation was also uttered by an Israeli official speaking on the condition of anonymity.
The incident also appeared in the Iranian press. Known for its affiliation to the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Fars News reported the incident without mentioning the allegations regarding Iranian involvement.
A month before, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of attacking an Israeli ship aboard in the Gulf of Oman. During that period, the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, strongly rejected the accusation.