Tanker attacks Gulf of Oman

From Lloyd's List :

London, Apr 7 -- A press report, dated Apr 6, states: General cargo with container capacity Saviz (16694 gt, built 1999), was reportedly targeted by limpet mines in the Red Sea, on Apr 6. The vessel was stationed in the Red Sea for the past few years to support Iranian commandos sent on a commercial vessel anti-piracy escort mission.

(Note -- Saviz , Class: Unknown, 23176 Dwt, IMO No: 9167253, P+I Club: Unknown, Contact: Oghiaanous Khoroushan Shipping Lines Company of Kish (Oghyanous Khoroshan Kish Shipping Company), Kish Island, Iran, Tel 98-21-26125080, fax --)
 

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From Lloyd's List :

London, Apr 7 -- A press report, dated Apr 6, states: General cargo with container capacity Saviz (16694 gt, built 1999), was reportedly targeted by limpet mines in the Red Sea, on Apr 6. The vessel was stationed in the Red Sea for the past few years to support Iranian commandos sent on a commercial vessel anti-piracy escort mission.

(Note -- Saviz , Class: Unknown, 23176 Dwt, IMO No: 9167253, P+I Club: Unknown, Contact: Oghiaanous Khoroushan Shipping Lines Company of Kish (Oghyanous Khoroshan Kish Shipping Company), Kish Island, Iran, Tel 98-21-26125080, fax --)

One would presume that a converted freighter doesn't have the best damage control, hence if someone wanted to sink it with limpets then they would have done.

Instead it's merely damaged, which seems more like merely a message. Did they plant the limpets above the waterline or something?

Course we had similar plans for a cross channel ferry... Presumably under the wonderful assumption that they would never take any damage.
 

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LE
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The vessel was stationed in the Red Sea for the past few years to support Iranian commandos sent on a commercial vessel anti-piracy escort mission.
The Somalian pirates are getting sharp.
 
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Hot off the press:

London, Apr 8 -- A press report, dated Apr 7, states: General cargo with container capacity Saviz was damaged when it was struck by an explosion in the Red Sea, on Apr 6. The explosion, which was caused by limpet mines, bore the hallmarks of attacks in an escalating maritime clash between regional adversaries Israel and Iran. The incident occurred during the early hours of Apr 6, at a delicate moment, as U.S., Iranian and European negotiators were preparing to hold talks in Vienna aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers. An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, did not say who was responsible for the explosion that damaged the vessel, which he said was struck off the coast of Djibouti. He said that the vessel acted as a logistical station for anti-piracy operations in the Red Sea and that investigations are underway to determine the cause of the blast.
 
An update this morning:

London, Apr 11 -- A press report, dated Apr 8, states: General cargo with container capacity Saviz: Iran has promised retaliation for the attack on its vessel in the Red Sea, implicating Israel and the US as the perpetrators. Military spokesman Major General Abu Al-Fadel Shkarji said the Islamic Republic "will definitely respond" should an investigation turn up those responsible for the alleged bombing of Saviz. Iran reportedly considers Israel and the US to have had a hand in the blast and potentially their Middle East Gulf allies, as well.
 
Getting punchy. No surprise as to who's blaming who.

'An Israeli-owned ship was attacked in the Gulf near the United Arab Emirates, Iranian and Lebanese media reported Tuesday.

'The alleged attack was against the Hyperion, a vessel affiliated with the Israeli PCC company, according to the Hezbollah news station Al-Mayadeen.

'Sources in the Israeli defense establishment confirmed that an Israeli-owned vessel had been attacked and blamed Iran for the attack.'


 
Getting punchy. No surprise as to who's blaming who.

'An Israeli-owned ship was attacked in the Gulf near the United Arab Emirates, Iranian and Lebanese media reported Tuesday.

'The alleged attack was against the Hyperion, a vessel affiliated with the Israeli PCC company, according to the Hezbollah news station Al-Mayadeen.

'Sources in the Israeli defense establishment confirmed that an Israeli-owned vessel had been attacked and blamed Iran for the attack.'



From Lloyd's List:

Portsmouth, UK, Apr 13 -- Vehicle carrier Hyperion Ray (71177 gt, built 2015), sustained light damage after it was allegedly struck by a missile, nine nautical miles east of the Fujairah anchorage, in position lat 25 11 39N, long 56 41 22E, today. -- Correspondent.

(Note -- Hyperion Ray , Class: DNV, 20903 Dwt, IMO No: 9690559, P+I Club: West of England Mutual Shipowners Protection & Indemnity Association (Luxemburg), Contact: Ray Car Carriers Limited, Douglas, Isle of Man, Tel/Fax Unknown)
 
The Iranians will come seriously unstuck one day playing silly devils.

What's the Hebrew for "Q-Ship?"
 

Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
The Iranians will come seriously unstuck one day playing silly devils.

What's the Hebrew for "Q-Ship?"
Erm, Fu-Q?
 

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