Friday , September 24 2021

Oman: Tank attack: Two crew members killed



Two crew members, a British and a Romanian, were killed when an oil tanker operated by the Israeli company Zodiac Maritime attack in the Arabian Sea yesterday off the coast of Oman, he was met today by the company. London-based Zodiac said on its website that the attack on Mercer Street, in Japanese-owned tankers with Liberian flag, under investigation.

Earlier today he described the incident as possible piracyHowever, the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), an anti-piracy organization under the auspices of the British Navy, said it was not piracy.

“Έρευνα An investigation into the incident is currently underway. We continue to work closely with UKMTO and other relevant authorities.” Zodiac, owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer, ranks 197th on the Forbes list of the richest people in the world, with an estimated fortune of $ 11.3 billion.

He pointed this out “No knowledge of injuries among other staff members”, in addition to the crew members of Great Britain and Romania who were killed. The UKMTO said the tanker was sailing 152 nautical miles northeast of Oman’s Dukm port when it was attacked.

According to the Zodiac, the ship now travels under the control of its crew to a safe destination with the escorting a US warship.

According to Refinitive, Mercer Street, a medium-sized oil tanker, is heading to the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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