Jul 30, 2021 11:37 UTC
  • Israeli ship targeted in attack off Oman coast, says UK military

The British military says an Israeli-owned merchant ship has been targeted in an attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea.

The United Kingdom’s defense ministry said the vessel came under attack late on Thursday near the island of Masirah, about 280 kilometers northeast of the Omani port of Duqm and more than 300 kilometers southeast of Oman's capital, Muscat.

Providing no further details, the UK Maritime Trade Operations said the attack was not an act of piracy and added that an investigation was underway into the incident.

Satellite tracking data from MarineTraffic.com showed the vessel had been near where British officials said the attack occurred.

Israeli and Omani officials have yet to comment on the incident.