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Owner of UK Ship Hit in Gulf of Oman Close to Mossad Chief

Owner of UK Ship Hit in Gulf of Oman Close to Mossad Chief
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By Staff, Agencies

A British ship was hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, with reports later pointing to that it was an ‘Israeli’ vessel sailing from Saudi Arabia to Singapore under a Bahamian flag, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations [UKMTO] reported.

The vessel belongs to ‘Israeli’ businessman Abraham Ungar who is "close to the head of Mossad [the Zionist entity’s secret intelligence service]", Yossi Cohen, according to a Friday report by Kan.

"The explosion took place last night, south of the Strait of Hormuz, off Oman. The damage is two holes about a meter and a half in diameter, but it is not yet clear to us whether it was caused by missile fire or mines attached to the ship", Ungar told Kan, speaking about the damage sustained by the ship.

The ‘Israeli’ owner suggested that the incident was most likely linked to previous attacks on shipping in the area.

According to the report, the ship, "Helios Ray", belongs to the "Ray Shipping" company - a British firm owned by Ungar, whose ties with the chief of Mossad were not specified by Kan.

Ray Shipping confirmed to The Times of ‘Israel’ that one of its vessels was damaged “when an explosion was heard in the Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz.”

“The ship has 28 crew members. No one was hurt. The engine room was not damaged. It is on its way to the port of Dubai to fix everything necessary,” the company told the outlet.

UKMTO did not clarify, however, what caused the explosion.