Media reports say two large oil tankers have come under attack in the Sea of Oman.
Thu Jun 13, 2019 05:34AM
Iran’s Al-Alam television network cited local sources in Oman as saying that two successive explosions were heard in the Sea of Oman on Thursday morning.
The sources said the blasts were caused by attacks on the tankers, according to the report.
Local Pakistani sources also said the tankers had sent distress calls to the sea’s littoral states, the report added.
Reuters, citing four shipping and trade sources, said two tankers — identified as the Marshal Islands-flagged Front Altair and the Panama-flagged Kokuka — had been evacuated after an incident in the Gulf of Oman. The crew were safe, the sources added.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations — which is run by the British navy — warned that an unspecified incident has taken place in the sea and was urging “extreme caution.”