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Oil tanker attack reportedly causes explosions in Gulf of Oman

UK Maritime Trade Operation urges extreme caution in Gulf of Oman as reports emerge of attacks on two oil tankers

Two oil tankers caught fire.
Logistics Middle East
Two oil tankers caught fire.

Two oil tankers have been damaged in an "unspecified incident" near the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf of Oman, in what some news outlets have reported to be an "attack".

According to Construction Week’s sister title Logistics Middle East, the UK Maritime Trade Operation has warned ships in the area to be "cautious", and pil tanker MT Front Altair was reportedly abandoned after it was engulfed in fire following the incident.

A merchant vessel by Hyundai Dubai, which was said to be heading to Abu Dhabi according to automatic identification system (AIS) data, reportedly rescued the ship’s crew.

Logistics Middle East cited a deck officer aboard a nearby ship, who said another tanker, Kokuka Courageous, had been lost from radar. Its AIS transponder was reportedly switched off.

State-run Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) affirmed on Thursday that its operations were running smoothly, according to a report by Kuwait's state news agency, Kuna

A KOTC statement, obtained by Kuna, said said all precautions were taken to make sure that the company's fleet were secure and ready to sail.

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