If true, the price of inshore patrolling in certain parts of the world has increased.
The Islamic State (Isis)'s offshoot in Egypt – the Sinai Province – claims it launched a rocket and destroyed an Egyptian Navy frigate in the Mediterranean sea. The IS affiliate released pictures of what it said was a guided anti-tank rocket attack on the vessel off the coast of northern Sinai, in Rafah, an area bordering Israel and the Gaza strip. The Egyptian military said it exchanged fire with militants off the coast and the boat caught fire, but there were no casualties as result of the incident. It did not mention that the boat was destroyed.
An official IS statement boasted online that the naval attack was the first of its kind and the start of maritme operations in the Mediterranean.
The vessel was tasked with patrolling Egyptian territorial waters and has been used to move army and police personnel to Egypt. According to terror expert Charles Lister, IS probably used an anti-tank guided missile for the attack similar to the ones used in the Sinai.
Seems about time to really go after these "JV" players.
You might recall about 9 years ago when an Israeli naval vessel was hit by a missile fired by Hezbollah, that time with Iranian support.