As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by FOXNEWS.COM:
Two oil tankers were damaged in a suspected attack off the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, according to multiple reports.
The U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet told Reuters it was assisting two tankers in the Gulf of Oman after receiving two distress calls. Details of the incident were unclear, but one of the operators made an unconfirmed report that a torpedo had hit its ship, Reuters reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
“We are aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12 a.m. local time and a second one at 7:00 a.m.,” Joshua Frey of the Fifth Fleet said. The Fleet did not blame anyone for the attack.
The incident comes as Iranian media claimed — without offering any evidence — that two oil tankers had been targeted in the area.
Spokesperson for Maritime Technical International, which represents Frontline shipping company, tells @NBCNews that all 23 members that were on board are safe and accounted for following a fire on the vessel Front Altair. https://t.co/bjyZs7cadF
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 13, 2019
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) June 13, 2019
“We are aware of the reported attack on shipping vessels in the Gulf of Oman,” U.S. Navy 5th Fleet says in statement. “U.S. Navy ships are in the area and are rendering assistance.” https://t.co/HURxXNNxqR pic.twitter.com/76vFQENQ4M
— ABC News (@ABC) June 13, 2019
Breaking News: Oil tankers were attacked again in the Gulf of Oman, forcing their crews to abandon ship and raising fears of a wider conflict https://t.co/ZzQI8hlGTW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 13, 2019
— Bloomberg (@business) June 13, 2019
Breaking: The US Navy has confirmed that there has been a reported attack on US tankers in the Gulf of Oman. pic.twitter.com/ZBFDPu5V1I
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 13, 2019
The following photos, shared on Twitter, were also shared by the Daily Mail, reportedly of the incident:
#BREAKING: First images showing the fire in the Front Altair carrying Ethanol from #Qatar to #Taiwan which was torpedoed by #IRGC Navy in #Oman Sea following to the order of Supreme Leader of #Iran‘s Islamic Regime, #Khamenei this morning. pic.twitter.com/DlFI36VkZM
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) June 13, 2019
To get more information about this article, please visit FOXNEWS.COM. To weigh in, leave a comment below.
WATCH: DML interviews immigration expert Ann Corcoran: