The recent attack on two oil tankers in one of the world’s busiest oil routes, Gulf of Oman has triggered a 4% increase in oil prices while Iran has rejected the suspicion of having involvement in the incident.
Iran navy has rescued all the crew of one of the oil tankers while the United States Navy also took part in the rescue mission to save the other. The Kokuka Courageous tanker was carrying 21 crew members other than oil load while 23 people were onboard the Front Altair.
The reason behind the deadly attack in the Gulf of Oman is still unclear. Meanwhile, the Iranian government has dismissed the claims of any involvement in the incident. According to a senior official, somebody is intriguing to destabilize Iran relations with other nations.
The recent twin tankers blast incident took place a month after the previous four oil tankers attack in UAE. US President has stiffened sanctions on Iran and sent its forces in the region citing the threat of Iranian assaults. Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei also rejected the chance of any talks with the US to reduce the mounting tensions.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority revealed that its Front Altair, equipped with 75,000 tonnes of naphtha, hit in Gulf of Oman which triggered three blasts. BSM Ship Management from Japan reported that a passing vessel rescued its Kokuka Courageous. It was carrying methanol when attacked at 130km from Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.
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