Iran rescues 44 crewmembers from tankers in Gulf of Oman
Iranian rescue services saved 44 crewmembers from tankers after a reported attack and took them to the Iranian port of Jask, IRNA news agency reported.
It was not immediately clear who attacked the vessels, one of which has been identified as Front Altair, a crude oil tanker owned by Norway’s Frontline and carrying the flag of the Marshall Islands.
According to shipping newspaper Tradewinds, Frontline's oil tanker had been "torpedoed" off the coast of the Emirate of Fujairah.
Taiwan'S energy firm CPC said it had suspicions that Front Altair, which was carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha, was hit by an unknown onject.
Meanwhile, shipping company Bernhard Schulte said that its oil tanker Kokuka Courageous was also damaged in the incident. Kokuka was sailing from Saudi Arabia to Singapore with a cargo of methanol.