The crews of the two tankerschepen in the Gulf of Oman, Thursday morning were evacuated after the attack on the ship. One of the tankers that would be hit by a torpedo and on fire. The exact circumstances of the incident, the incident is still unclear.
Olietankerkoepel Intertanko confirmed Thursday afternoon that there was an attack on the tankerschepen.
A spokesman for the company behind one of the tankers, the Kokuka Courageous, flying the flag of the marshall islands by boat, said the crew of the tanker, the ship is left in a life raft after a “security incident”. The ship is on the starboard side were affected by it. One of the crew members got injuries.
“The Kokuka Courageous, it is still in the area, and it will not run the risk of sinking,” said the spokesman. The cargo of the ship, and the alcoholsoort methanol is not damaged.
The second ship, the oil tanker Front, Altair, caught fire after an alleged attack by a torpedo,” said a spokesman for the Taiwan staatsoliebedrijf the CPC, Respectively. The ship sails under the Panamanian flag.
According to the Iranian state news agency IRNA, is the Front-Altair sank, but the Iranian havenfunctionaris, and the owner of the ship said, that later on a Thursday.
In the Front, Altair, owned by the Norwegian shipping company Frontline, has been the CPC Corporation is hired to deliver a cargo of 75,000 tonnes of naphtha, loading. Naphtha is a by-product of the refining of oil. It is mainly used for the raw materials used in polymers that are ethylene, propylene, and benzene to make it.
All of the crew members in safety and security
All of the 44 crew members of two oil tankers were brought to safety by the Iranian reddingsschepen, and to the Iranian port of Jask is brought, informs IRNA.
The U.s. Fifth Fleet, which has its foundation in the neighbouring kingdom of Bahrain, announced tanker in the Gulf of Oman to the receipt of the two calls. That call came Thursday morning at 6.12 am and 7: 00 a.m. hour, said a spokesman.
The burning tanker in Front, Altair, off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and in the Gulf of Oman. The ship would have been sunk, according to the Iranian authorities.
Possibly the fifth and the sixth attack in a short period of time
In the past few months, the other four tankers attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (uae). The United States has placed the blame for the incidents on Iran, and that any involvement is denied.
Iran calls for regional co-operation in order to important waterways to protect them. “Of all the countries in the region will have to be careful that they don’t fall into the trap of those who profit from unrest in the region.”
Olietankerkoepel Intertanko is warning that “the oliebevoorrading in the western world may be in jeopardy, as the waters of the State of Hormuz unsafe”.
All of the incidents occurred in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf connects to the Gulf of Oman. The narrow Strait of Hormuz, along Iran’s coast, it is a major artery for the oil-and is, therefore, one of the most strategically significant locations in the world.
After the news of the incident became known, it was the price of a barrel of American oil is up.
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