Israeli Ship Reportedly Attacked in Gulf of Oman

A UK Ministry of Defense report talks about an Israeli ship getting attacked off Oman in the Arabian Sea.

  • Israeli Ship Reportedly Attacked in Gulf of Oman
    British reports indicate that the Israeli ship was attacked off the coast of Oman on Thursday

The ship was attacked in the Arabian Sea on Thursday night. The location is over 300 kilometers southeast of Oman’s capital, Muscat.

A brief initial statement from the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations said an investigation was underway into the incident.

According to AFP, the Ministry of Defense determined the nationality of the ship's owners; however, it did not reveal any further information.

Oman did not acknowledge an attack and officials there did not respond to requests for comment. The US Navy's 5th Fleet, which patrols the Mideast, did not respond to a request for comment.

Israeli media reported that the attacked ship is operated by an Israeli company, Eyal Ofer's Zodiac Group.