The Israeli owner of a car carrier damaged in a reported limpet mine attack in the Gulf of Oman has said United Arab Emirates authorities are looking into the case as photos of damage emerged.

Israel has blamed Iran for explosions on board the 7,721-ceu Helios Ray (built 2015) on Friday.

In its first statement about the incident, Israeli owner Ray Shipping told TradeWinds: "The case is currently under investigation by the competent authorities in the UAE.