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Strait of Hormuz: Attack on oil tankers puts crucial transport ‘choke point’ in focus

Published: June 13, 2019 11:38 a.m. ET

"The Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most sensitive oil-transportation choke point, was in focus Thursday, after two tankers were reportedly attacked, and damaged, off the coast of Iran.

The two ships had recently transited the strait, which connects the Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf.....


The incident is expected to heighten tensions between the U.S. and Iran following damage to vessels in the region in May, which the U.S. blamed on Tehran. Iran has denied responsibility for any attacks.

Iranian state media on Thursday initially reported that the country’s vessels had helped evacuate the crews of the stricken vessels, but later clarified that passing ships nearby had come to the rescue, according to The Wall Street Journal (paywall). “Suspicious doesn’t begin to describe what likely transpired this morning,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, on Twitter."

Quote:Tanker owner seems to dispute U.S. account of Gulf of Oman attack
(06-14-2019, 12:06 PM)DaveGillie Wrote: [ -> ]https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oil-tanker-...CCFGMITkB4

Quote:Tanker owner seems to dispute U.S. account of Gulf of Oman attack

LOL.  Sounds like a real "Who dunit".

Updated on: June 14, 2019 / 7:07 AM / CBS/AP

"The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, said Friday that sailors on board saw "flying objects" just before it was hit, suggesting the vessel wasn't damaged by mines.

That account contradicts what the U.S. military said as it released a video Friday it said shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships that were hit.
The Japanese tanker was attacked twice Thursday, damaging the vessel and forcing all 21 crew members to evacuate."
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Seems to be an endless cycle. Sad 

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