Alleged Attack - Israeli Owned Vessel

Reporting indicates that an Israeli owned vessel has suffered an explosion whilst in transit within the Arabian Sea.

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Alleged Attack


24 March 21 2341UTC


16°12N 062°44E


534nm ENE Salalah

Vessel Dimensions

228m x 37m

Vessel Type


Source Confidence Level


52nm ENE Salalah

Incident Overview

Hebrew-language broadcaster Channel 12 has  reported that an Israeli vessel was reportedly damaged in an Iranian missile attack while sailing through the Arabian sea towards India.

Further reporting indicates that the incident was reported to Israel's Defence Ministry, which notified the shipping company located in the port city of Haifa.

The vessel is reported to have continued inbound Mundra with no casualties reported. 


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Dryad Analysis

Whilst unconfirmed the vessel is suspected to be the Container vessel MT LORI (IMO9631125).

Th vessel can be seen inbound Mundra from Dar Es Salaam transiting 039° at a speed of 18.5kts before coming to a full stop at 0033UTC 25th. The vessel proceeds to drift until 0317UTC before appearing to continue on her way. 

Whilst underway again the vessel can be seen to have returned to a speed of 18.2kts which would indicate that were the vessel involved in an incident there was no impact upon the vessel speed. 

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Details remain unclear regarding the precise nature of the incident, however if confirmed this would be the 2nd incident involving the targeting of an Israeli owned vessel with the last attack alleged by Iran, against the MV HELIOS RAY on the 25th February 12. 

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