PHOTOS show massive fire on ‘attacked’ oil tanker in Gulf of Oman
Two oil tankers, the Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and the Panama-flagged Kokuka Courageous, have been evacuated following the suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.
Images posted by Tasnim News Agency show an extensive fire on the starboard side of the Front Altair. A large plume of smoke is seen coming from the hold of the ship, where it appears the fire originated.
Other photos, apparently taken from on board the oil tanker, provide a close-up of the raging inferno.
#BREAKING: First images showing the fire in the Front Altair carrying Ethanol from #Qatar to #Taiwan which was torpedoed by #IRGC Navy in #Oman Sea following to the order of Supreme Leader of #Iran's Islamic Regime, #Khamenei this morning. pic.twitter.com/DlFI36VkZM— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) June 13, 2019
It’s not yet known what caused the fire. The other ship, the Kokuka Courageous, was reportedly attacked by “some sort of shell” and caught fire briefly, before the blaze was extinguished.
The Iranian Navy rescued all 44 crew members from the tankers, ferrying them to the Iranian port city of Jask.Also on rt.com BURNING tanker filmed by Iran after 'attacks' in Gulf of Oman (VIDEO)
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