The Israeli-owned container ship LORI was hit by a missile early March 25 in the Arabian Sea. The missile was reported to have been small and to have apparently caused little damage to the body of the vessel, with no injuries registered. Blame was immediately cast on Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The Liberian-flagged ship had departed Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on March 21, heading for the port of Mundra on India’s west coast, when it was struck by the missile. The vessel's owners — XT Management — decided that the LORI would stay on course, with a more extensive inspection of the damage to take place upon arrival in India.