Israeli-owned “Hyperion Ray” vessel hit in attack near Fujairah UAE

Hyperion Ray
Hyperion Ray

The Times of Israel reported that the Israeli-owned vessel Hyperion Ray was struck by an Iranian missile near the UAE port of Fujairah on Apr.13, and the vessel was lightly damaged.

The cargo ship is known to have departed from Kuwaiti and was proceeding to Fujairah during the attack. As a result of the attack, it has received minor damage, and no crew was injured. According to Israeli sources, the ship was attacked by an Iranian missile, presumably launched from an Iranian drone or a vessel. 

HYPERION RAY (IMO: 9690559) is a Vehicles Carrier that was built in 2015 and is sailing under the flag of Bahamas. Her length overall (LOA) is 199.97 meters and her width is 35.43 meters.

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Position of “Hyperion Ray” as of 14 April 0300 UTC (Source: Marinetraffic)

Israel-Iran Sea Skirmishes

The incident comes a week after an Iranian Intelligence vessel, Saviz, stationed in the Red Sea was damaged by an apparent Israeli mine attack.

The skirmishes have gone on for two years but have previously involved a different sort of target. Since 2019, Israel has attacked commercial ships carrying Iranian oil and weapons through the eastern Mediterranean and Red Seas.

Last month Iran attacked two Israeli-owned merchant vessels. “MV Helios Ray” was attacked in the Gulf of Oman on March 10, and the  “Lori” was hit by missiles in the Arabian Sea on March 24. According to reports, no casualties and minor damage were caused to the ships.

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The Israeli-owned cargo vessel “MV Helios Ray.” Credit:
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The damage on MV Helios Ray source:Twitter/Ambrey_Intel

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