“The vessel Iran Saviz has been stationed in the Red Sea for the past few years to support Iranian commandos sent on the commercial vessel (anti-piracy) escort missions,” Tasnim reported.
Iran Saviz has been stationed in the Red Sea for the past few years to support Iranian commandos in escorting commercial vessels.
Al Arabiya TV, also, cited unnamed sources as saying the vessel was attacked off the coast of Eritrea.
There was no immediate official Iranian reaction to the incident.
Israeli officials declined to comment on Tuesday’s reported attack on the Iranian ship.
On March 12, an explosive hit the Iranian container ship "Shahre Kord" in the Mediterranean Sea. The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line Group (IRISL Group) said that the container ship was damaged in a terrorist attack.