Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman: shipping firms
JUNE 13, 2019 / 9:09 AM / UPDATED 26 MINUTES AGO
Lisa Barrington, Rania El Gamal
DUBAI (Reuters) - Two oil tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crews have been evacuated, shipping firms and industry sources said on Thursday, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck.
The Bahrain-based U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet said its were assisting the tankers after receiving distress calls following “reported attacks”. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, part of the Royal Navy, said it was investigating.