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Previously Israeli-Owned Cargo Ship Attacked in Indian Ocean
The Liberian-flagged CSAV Tyndall, formerly owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer, was attacked in the Indian Ocean on July 3, 2021. (Kees Torn/Wikimedia Commons)

Previously Israeli-Owned Cargo Ship Attacked in Indian Ocean

A cargo ship that was previously owned by an Israeli businessman reportedly was attacked in the Indian Ocean.

The Liberian-flagged CSAV Tyndall, was traveling from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday when a fire broke out on board, reportedly believed to be caused by a missile, according to Israel’s N12 news.

The ship had been owned by the London-based Zodiac Maritime, owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer.  But Zodiac Maritime said in a statement on its website that it neither owns nor operate they Tyndall cargo ship. Reports said it was sold several months ago.

The crew was not hurt in the alleged attack, and the ship continued on its scheduled course after putting out the fire.

Israeli officials reportedly believe that Iran is behind the attack.

At least two other Israeli-owned cargo ships have attacked in recent months, in the Gulf of Oman. Several Iranian cargo ships also have been attacked, reportedly by Israel, as they headed for Syria carrying weapons and oil.

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