Illustration: Cargo Ship owned by the Israeli cargo shipping company ZIM, in 2016. Credit: חברת צים

Iran fired a missile at an Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Arabian Sea, Channel 12 News reported on Thursday.

The ship was making its way from Tanzania to India when the missile had hit.

The ship, owned by XT Management chaired by Israeli Udi Angel, carried on to its destination amid the damage it suffered.

A spokeswoman at Israel’s Foreign Ministry said they were checking the report.

An investigation by Haaretz, published last Friday, revealed that a Wall Street Journal report from two weeks ago reflected only part of the broad picture of the Israel-Iran naval war. In practice, it appears that  Israel struck at several dozen Iranian oil tankers, which caused Iran cumulative damage of billions of dollars, amid a high rate of success in disrupting its shipping.

Two weeks ago, an Iranian container ship was damaged in a “terrorist” attack in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, a spokesman for state-run shipping company IRISL told semi-official Nournews.

Last month, a ship owned by an Israeli firm, the MV HELIOS RAY, was hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman

Israel estimated that the explosion was a targeted attempt against an Israeli-owned ship by Iran.

Iran denied involvement at the time. “We strongly reject this accusation,” Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry in Tehran.