Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) reports explosives hit an Iranian container ship in the Mediterranean.
Sputnik News reports an Iranian state shipping firm says the containership was damaged in a "terrorist attack."
Details are limited at the moment. But readers may recall Thursday evening, we released a report pointing to a serious escalation in the Middle East between Israel, Iran, and involving the United States - particularly after Israel's recent claim of an Iranian-sponsored attack on an Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman two weeks ago.
Editor in chief at Manoto tweeted:
Sources told me: Israel attacked an Iranian-owned cargo ship near Latakia port in Syria, hours ago on Thursday 11th March. The ship called "Shahr-E-Kord" is still in Mediterranean sea according to @MarineTraffic I.R attacked an Israeli cargo ship last week in Oman sea.
Alleged footage of the damaged containership.
Footage of the SHAHR E KORD , an Iranian cargo ship that was attacked by an ' explosive' as it was in the Med. pic.twitter.com/gdSjU0gwUz— IntelOmarion (@IntelOmarion) March 12, 2021