Explosion near an Israeli ship off the coast of the Middle East
Dubai: An explosion occurred near an Israeli ship off the coast of the Middle East.
According to the Arab News Agency, the bomber struck near an Israeli ship off the coast of the Middle East, amid growing tensions between the United States and Iran.
The British Navy-run British Maritime Trade Operations also confirmed the blast near the Israeli ship, saying that the crew and the ship were completely safe as a result, but the ship was stranded off the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Was forced to go to the nearest port.
According to satellite data released by maritime authorities, the MV Helis Ray was a cargo ship entering the Arabian Sea on Friday evening when it suddenly changed course and headed back to the Strait of Hormuz.
According to media reports, the tracker revealed that the cargo ship was coming from the Saudi city of Dammam and its destination was Singapore.
Arab media say the bombing near an Israeli ship comes as Iran has stepped up pressure on the United States over the 2015 nuclear deal, prompting Iran to seek easing of US sanctions.
However, Iran did not immediately respond to a request for comment.