Israel is blaming Iran for an attack on a containership formerly owned by Eyal Ofer's Zodiac Maritime.

A fire broke out on Saturday on the 8,704-teu CSAV Tyndall (built 2014) in the northern Indian Ocean after the vessel left Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Middle Eastern media reported.

The blaze was thought to be the result of an attack from an unknown source, but Israeli officials believe Iran is behind the incident.