Attack on an Iranian ship in the Red Sea
ISWNews Analysis Group: The Iranian cargo ship SAVIZ has been targeted in the Red Sea.
The attack took place this afternoon and no information has been released on the extent of the damage. According to the available evidence, a Dolphin-class submarine of the Israeli navy was also present in the area at the same time as targeting Saviz. Israeli officials have not yet commented.
The Saviz ship serves as a security station for Iran in the Red Sea and ts mission is to secure Iranian merchant ships and counter piracy off the coast of Somalia. Saudi-affiliated media outlets have also claimed that the Saviz has long been stationed in the Red Sea, conducting intelligence operations and sending weapons to Ansar Allah in Yemen.
Earlier, the Israeli ship MV HELIOS RAY was attacked in the Sea of Oman on February 26, and the Israeli media blamed Iran for the attack.