World "potential diversion" of a tanker off the UAE, "the incident is over," according to authorities
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The incident occurred off the UAE's' ended without harm. People who were mounted on board the tanker Asphalt Panamanian Princess "jumped ship", it is "safe" and "the incident is over," said Wednesday UKMTO (United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations) on his Twitter account. The agency that depends on the British navy had reported the day before a "potential diversion" located about 60 nautical miles (about 110 km) from the emirate of Fujairah, a member of the Federation of UAE oil Gulf countries. WARNING
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Israel accuses Iran of the deadly attack of a tanker off Oman
© Johan Victor / AP The oil tanker Mercer Street attacked Thursday, July 29, 2021 that we see here in 2016 CAP loan in Africa from South. The attack of an Oman Sea tanker made two deaths within the crew, announced this Friday, July 30 his shipowner Zodiac Maritime, a company based in London, a subsidiary of Zdiac Group, whose owner is Israeli Eyal Ofe. The Hebrew state accuses its juror enemy, Iran, to be at the origin of the incident.
Description: Boarders-have left the vessel. Vessel is safe. Complete incident https://t.co/toURu6jSzg- United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) (@UK_MTO)
The attack occurred not far from the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, through which passes a third of the oil transported by sea worldwide. The ship in question, who was traveling to Sohar - a port in northern Oman, UAE and neighboring countries separated from Iran by the Strait of Hormuz - carrying asphalt and bitumen on board, d According to the specialized site MarineTrafficz.
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After a deadly attack against an oil tanker in the Gulf, on 29 July, the UKTMO had nevertheless recommended that vessels transiting the area to demonstrate to "extreme caution" and the White House had judged the situation "very worrying". The assault against the oil company run by an Israeli billionaire, Eyal Ofersix days. It was a British national and a Romanian. Washington had assured him that the ship had been attacked by "drones explosives". Iran showed
Deadly drone attack on tanker was in retaliation for Israeli strike, says Iranian state TV
Iranian state media has said that the deadly attack on a tanker connected to an Israeli billionaire was in retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria, in an escalation of maritime tensions in the Middle East. © Johan Victor/AP The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street off Cape Town, South Africa in 2016. Two crewmembers, a Briton and a Romanian, died on Thursday when the Mercer Street tanker was attacked by an armed drone believed to be operated by Iran off the coast of Oman.
finger Diplomatic tensions were quick to appear. After the attack off the coast of Oman late July, Israel, the US, Britain and Romania have accused Tehran of having led the attack against the Israeli tanker, but the Persian power immediately denied any connection this attack.
The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Said Khatibzadeh, countered Tuesday that "the publication of information on successive incidents of ships in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea is totally suspect." In a statement on Twitter, he also warned against "creating a situation distorted for political purposes," reaffirming "the disposal of Iran to provide any assistance in the event of maritime accidents" in the area. Iran has warned it would retaliate to any "adventurism" after threats of Israeli and American retaliation.
Regarding the latest incident, off the Emirates, the United States have remained for now assign responsibility. Israel for its part has not hesitated toin his viewfinder. On Wednesday, the Israeli defense minister, Benny Gantz, urged the ambassadors in Jerusalem to "hold Iran accountable" by appointing a high ranking Iranian responsible for the attack on the tanker and other strikes in sea Saeed Ara Jani, the head of the command of the drones the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
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