Saturday , 25 May 2024

Iran Seizes Ship Related to Israel Near Strait of Hormuz

Iranwire – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has boarded and seized a container ship near the Strait of Hormuz, state media reports. 

The seizure comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West. 

State-run IRNA news agency reported the incident after online footage showed commandos rappelling onto the ship from a helicopter. 

Tasnim news agency reported, ‘The Portuguese-flagged MSC Aries, a container ship associated with London-based Zodiac Maritime.

Zodiac Maritime is part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group.’ 

The video captures a crew member urging others to stay hidden and proceed to the ship’s bridge as more commandos descend onto the deck. 

One commando appears to be kneeling and providing potential cover fire for his comrades. 

The targeted vessel is believed to be the MSC Aries, a Portuguese-flagged container ship linked to London-based Zodiac Maritime, owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group. 

The MSC Aries was last tracked near Dubai on Friday, heading towards the Strait of Hormuz.