Middle East: Oil tanker hit by drone bomb in Gulf of Oman

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Middle EastOil tanker hit by drone bomb in Gulf of Oman

There was apparently an explosion on a cargo ship in the sea off Oman, which was launched by a drone. It is not yet clear who is behind the attack.

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The oil tanker “Pacific Zircon” was apparently hit by a drone bomb.

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The incident is said to have occurred off the coast of Oman, pictured here on the left.

The incident is said to have occurred off the coast of Oman, pictured here on the left.

Screenshot / Google Maps

Only a strait separates Oman and Iran.

Only a strait separates Oman and Iran.

Screenshot / Google Maps

It’s about it

  • A bomb hit an oil tanker off the coast of Oman on Tuesday evening.

  • The cargo ship Pacific Zircon is owned by an Israeli billionaire.

  • It is currently unclear who is responsible for the attack in the Iran-Oman Strait.

A drone carrying a bomb hit an oil tanker off the coast of Oman. An officer stationed in the Middle East told the AP agency on Wednesday. The Liberian-flagged Pacific Zircon oil tanker operated by a Singaporean company owned by Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer was hit by an attack the night before, according to the report.

A British military organization monitoring shipping in the area told The Associated Press it was aware of the incident and was investigating. The incident occurred at a time of escalating tensions between the West and Iran.

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(dpa/bho)

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