LONDON-Oil tankers attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, Iran's news media and shipping industry official said Thursday, a month after four tankers damaged the same waterway, a great way for many of the world's oil. .
Iran's state news media reported serious damage to numerous tankers. A shipping industry official, who was not authorized to speak publicly to the news media, said that at least two tankers had met. The nature of the attack was not clear.
“We know about the attack reported on tankers in the Gulf of Oman,” said the Fifth Navy in the US in a brief statement. “U. The Naval Forces in the region received two separate hazard calls at 6:12 local time and the second at 7 a.m. U. There are naval ships in the area and they are assisting. "
The oil prices early Thursday encouraged the news.
In the region, Iran, on the north side of the Gulf of Persian and the Gulf of Oman, is at odds with its southern wardens and neighbors, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They support other sides in the civil war in Yemen.
One of the tankers involved in the latest attack, M. T. Front Altair, was on fire, and the crew abandoned the ship and were rescued, according to the industrial officer. The ship, registered in the Marshall Islands, was carrying a napta, a petroleum product, he said.
He said that contact with another tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, Panamanian flag was lost. There were news reports that he was also on fire and abandoned.