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Israeli vessel attacked off UAE’s coast – Reports

Moscvow: An Israeli-owned ship allegedly came under attack near the UAE port of Fujairah, Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen channel reported on Tuesday, citing informed sources.

According to the news outlet, the ship called Hyperion is affiliated with Israel’s PCC company.

As per naval navigation website MarineTraffic, the vessel, which is reportedly sailing under the Bahamas’ flag, stopped off Fujairah’s shores.

Al-Arabiya reported that the ship was hit by an Iranian missile. According to the channel, the vessel transports cars.

Having suffered minor damage, it reportedly continued its journey.

Israel’s Kan broadcaster said that the national security forces had received a report of an Israeli ship having been attacked off the UAE’s coast in the morning by a missile fired from a ship or a drone.

It came shortly after Iran vowed its revenge following the Natanz nuclear facility incident last week.

Iran’s vice president and atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi described the accident, which affected the facility’s electricity distribution network, as “nuclear terrorism.” Tehran has blamed Israel for the accident.

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