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Iranian naval forces board tanker in Gulf of Oman

Screen grab. Helicopter hovering over ship

PortandTerminal.com, August 13, 2020 DUBAI – Iranian naval forces boarded an oil and chemical tanker in the Gulf of Oman. The US Central Command (CENTCOM) shared a video on Twitter, claiming that Liberian-flagged MT Wila was overtaken and boarded by an Iranian “Sea King” helicopter and two ships. Today in international waters, Iranian forces, including two ships and an Iranian …

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Tankers do a vanishing act in Hormuz as tensions escalate

July 31 2019, by Bloomberg By Brian Wingfield and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) –Oil tanker owners are finding a way to reduce the risks of navigating the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important — and lately most dangerous — energy chokepoint: vanish from global tracking systems. Copying from Iran’s own playbook, at least 20 ships turned off their transponders while passing through …

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Fake news is still safely afloat in the Gulf of Oman ship attack

PortandTerminal.com, June 14, 2019 Was the ship mined? Was it attacked by missiles? Did it sink as the Iranian media reported early yesterday? Conflicting accounts swirl in the media about what actually happened in the Gulf Oman ship attacks yesterday Yesterday Reuters (and PortandTerminal.com) reported that Iranian State media (IRNA) was claiming that one of the two ships attacked had …

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“Suspicious doesn’t begin to describe” today’s incident – Iran Foreign Minister

PortandTerminal.com, June 13, 2019 Bloomberg (06:39 ADT): Regardless of whether Iran is responsible for damage to vessels in the Sea of Oman, it will still get the blame — and suffer the fallout Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that “suspicious doesn’t being to describe” the incident this morning involving two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. One …

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Oil tankers attacked again in the Gulf of Oman

PortandTerminal.com, June 13, 2019 UPDATE (12:24 local time in Tehran): Iran’s state-run media agency IRNA says one of the two stricken oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman has sunk. Two oil tankers came under attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, forcing their crews to abandon ship and setting at least one vessel ablaze, a month after four tankers …

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