Iranian ‘spy ship’ attacked in Red Sea, says shipping monitor
An Iranian military support ship linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been attacked in the Red Sea, Iranian media and maritime analysis firm Dryad Global said.
The Saviz has been referred to as a “mother ship” of the IRGC’s navy and was described in a report by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy as a spy ship disguised as a cargo vessel.
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MSR: Tasnim News, an official Iranian news outlet, carries the following report:
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An incident has happened to Iranian ship ‘Iran Saviz’ in the Red Sea, sources reported.
Information obtained by Tasnim suggests that the incident happened after the explosion of limpet mines attached to the hull of the ship.
Iran Saviz has been cruising in the Red Sea over the past recent years for logistical support for the Iranian commandos deployed to that region for escorting trade vessels.
Official sources have not commented on the report of the incident.