Israel-linked merchant vessel hit by drone attack in Indian Ocean, alert issued


A drone strike damaged a merchant ship in the Indian Ocean but caused no casualties, two maritime agencies on Saturday, with one reporting the vessel was linked to Israel. The attack involved an Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) on a vessel 200 nautical miles southwest of Veraval, India. The unclaimed attack caused a fire on board, according to the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and maritime security firm Ambrey, which said the “Liberia-flagged chemical/products tanker… was Israel-affiliated.

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