Drone strike hits allegedly Israel-linked ship off India’s coast — maritime agencies

A drone strike has damaged a ship off the coast of India but caused no casualties, two maritime agencies say, with one reporting the merchant vessel was linked to Israel.

The attack caused a fire on board, says the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, or UKMTO.

Ambrey, a maritime security firm, says the “Liberia-flagged chemical/products tanker… was Israel-affiliated” and had been on its way from Saudi Arabia to India.

The ostensible Israeli affiliation has not been made clear.

Both agencies say the attack occurred 200 nautical miles southwest of Veraval, India. They do not name the vessel.

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