Gulf of Oman, explosions on two oil tankers: hypothesis of an attack

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:43:18 +0200

Two tankers went up in flames in the Gulf area, off Omani, after three explosions on board, probably caused by an attack. According to the Telegraph, at least one of the two tankers was hit by a torpedo. According to the Taiwanese CPC Corporation company, which has chartered one of the two ships involved, it may have been a torpedo hitting one of the two tankers. There would be no injuries. Both tankers caught fire between 08.50 and 09.40 local off the Iranian port of Bandar-e-Jask. A first boat, flying the flag of the Marshall Islands, the Front Altair, was carrying ethanol from the port of Al Rous in Qatar to Taiwan. The other ship, flying the Panamanian flag, the Kokuka, was carrying a cargo of methanol from Saudi Arabia and bound for Singapore.