Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO- An Iranian container ship was damaged in an attack in the Mediterranean, the state-run shipping company said on Friday (12 March). It added legal action would be taken to determine the identities of the perpetrators of this naval piracy.
The ship “Shahre Kord” was slightly damaged in Wednesday’s incident by an explosive object which caused a small fire, but there were no casualties the state media reported.
The state-run shipping company spokesman Ghiasian said that the ship was en route to Europe when the attack took place and will leave for its destination after repairs.
Two maritime security sources claimed that the Iranian container ship might have been deliberately targeted by an unknown source.
A third maritime security source told a news agency that three more Iranian vessels had been damaged in recent weeks by unknown causes while sailing through the Red Sea.