Suddenly! The CMA CGM container ship was attacked by a "drone explosion"! It had called at many Chinese ports! Multiple shipping companies shared cabins...
On November 27, according to Reuters and other foreign media reports, a U.S. Department of Defense official stated that an Israeli cargo ship was attacked by a "suspected Iranian drone" in the Indian Ocean on Friday. The cargo ship was damaged, but no one was injured. casualties. There has been no response from Iran to this allegation.
The official said a Maltese-flagged container ship, the CMA CGM SYMI, was hit by a drone in the northeastern Indian Ocean on Friday. After the attack, a fire broke out on the ship, but no one was injured.
It is reported that the attack occurred several hours before the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on the 24th. The cargo ship is owned by an Israeli billionaire and flies the Maltese flag. U.S. Defense Department officials said the cargo ship was suspected of being attacked by a triangular-shaped, bomb-carrying Witness-136 drone manufactured in Iran. The drone exploded, causing damage to the cargo ship but causing no casualties to the crew.
The Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping Company (EPS) chartered the ship, and the actual controller is Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer. The company said it was aware of a container ship that was targeted in a possible security incident on Friday. "The ship is currently sailing as planned and all crew members are safe and sound," EPS said in a statement to Reuters.
CMA CGM SYMI" container ship (recently renamed Mayet) was built in 2022, IMO: 9867839, with a capacity of 14812TEU, flying the Maltese flag and operated by CMA CGM. The ship is deployed by CMA CGM on the Mediterranean route MEX, a shared cabin ship Companies include: COSCO.EMC, OOCL, etc. Involving ports such as Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Guangzhou Nansha, Shekou, etc. in China.
In addition, U.S. officials confirmed last Sunday that another commercial tanker "Central Park" was seized in the Gulf of Aden, carrying a cargo of phosphoric acid. The US stated that its warship USS Mason had received the ship's distress signal and that the "Central Park" had now been rescued.
What is strange is that so far, no one has claimed responsibility for the two attacks. But this is reminiscent of the fact that earlier last week, the Houthi armed forces in Yemen seized an Israeli-related ship and claimed to threaten to attack all Israeli-related ships transiting the border. According to overseas reports, several ships are related to Israeli businessmen.
After the new round of Palestinian-Israeli conflict escalated, Israeli ships became the target of attacks by some anti-Israel forces. There is a temporary ceasefire in Gaza. However, this does not mean the end of conflicts in the Middle East. In nearby waters, Israeli merchant ships still face threats from regional armed forces.