Posts Tagged ‘tankers’

The War Of Tankers Is Far From Ending, It Is Just Beginning

The War Of Tankers Is Far From Ending, It Is Just Beginning Above Photo: From ahtribune.com The UK acknowledged its first defeat by Iran when it released the Iranian supertanker “Grace 1” captured by 30 Royal Navy commandos in the first week of July in response to a US request, as the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell […]

Iran’s Dangerous Deterrence Policy: Trading Tankers and Another Partial Withdrawal from the JCPOA

The UK acknowledged its first defeat by Iran when it released the Iranian super tanker “Grace 1” captured by 30 Royal Navy commandos in the first week of July in response to a US request, as the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell revealed. In response, Iran will release the British-flagged tanker “Stena Impero”, captured by the […]

US: Iran Ships Pose As US Warhips To Jam Oil Tankers’ GPS

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a fresh warning regarding commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf and the key oil chokepoint the Strait of Hormuz, saying that vessels in the area may encounter GPS interference and “spoofed bridge-to-bridge communications from unknown entities falsely claiming to be U.S. or coalition warships.” “Vessels operating […]

Tankers Urged Against Hiring Mercenaries On Fears Of ‘Accidental Escalation’ With Iran

Could a private, Blackwater-type private security firm fire the first shot in the gulf which sees Iran and the United States stumble toward a WWIII scenario? That’s what has maritime industry analysts which advise shipping companies operating in the Middle East region concerned amid the latest soaring tensions, per a new Reuters report: Shipping companies sailing through […]

Freedom of piracy: US seeks allies to outsource hunt for Iranian oil tankers

The latest out of Washington is that the US is looking to put together a “coalition” that would “ensure freedom of navigation both in the Straits of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandeb,” as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford said on Tuesday. These are the waterways connecting the Persian Gulf to the […]

Who are the arsonists of the petrol tankers in the Gulf?, by Manlio Dinucci

While the United States prepared a new escalation of tension in the Middle East by accusing Iran of attacking petrol tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Italian vice-Prime Minister Matteo Salvini met with one of the artisans of this strategy in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, assuring him that « Italy wants to regain […]

Who Are the Arsonists of the Petrol Tankers in the Gulf?

While the United States prepares a new escalation of tension in the Middle East by accusing Iran of attacking petrol tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Italian vice-Prime Minister Matteo Salvini met with one of the artisans of this strategy in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, assuring him that “Italy wants to regain its […]

Japan Demands More Proof From The U.S. That Iran Attacked Tankers

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Oil Tankers Attack? Ryan Dawson

Blog of Staś Staś Source Article from https://stanstasblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/oil-tankers-attack-ryan-dawson/ Related Posts The War Of Tankers Is Far From Ending, It Is Just Beginning The War Of Tankers Is Far From Ending, It Is Just Beginning Above Photo: From ahtribune.com Iran’s Dangerous Deterrence Policy: Trading Tankers and Another Partial Withdrawal from the JCPOA The UK acknowledged its first […]

The curious case of the tankers

June 14, 2019 by Nat South for The Saker Blog I have taken the opportunity to look at the recent incident involving two outbound tankers in the Gulf of Oman. I have got some questions or two, (or three) about certain parts of the incident, from a civilian mariner’s perspective mostly. There are various conflating […]

WHAT IS BEHIND ATTACKS ON TANKERS IN PERSIAN GULF REGION

Tensions are on the rise around the Persian Gulf after a series of suspicious attacks on oil tankers in the region. On May 12, a supposed sabotage attack targeted very large crude carrier Amjad, crude tanker Al Marzoqah [both owned by Saudi shipping firm Bahri], UAE-flagged fuel bunker barge A Michel and Norwegian-registered oil products tanker MT […]

Cui bono? Iran has ‘no reason’ to torpedo oil tankers in Gulf of Oman & ‘go to war’

Iran rescued 44 sailors from two tankers, ‘Front Altair’ and ‘Kokuka Courageous,’ after the vessels came under attack on Thursday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to pin the blame for the incident on Iran, claiming that the Islamic Republic was “lashing out” in frustration over Washington’s draconian sanctions regime. Analysts who spoke with […]

In video: Explosions hit two large tankers in Sea of Oman

Media reports say two large tankers have been hit by explosions in the Sea of Oman. (Source: PMO)  Source Article from http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2019/06/13/598423/Explosions-Oil-Tankers-Sea-of-Oman Related Posts Video of Swedish cop riding toy horse was meant to spark giggles & build trust… in a crime plagued area, what could go wrong? The clip published on the police […]

Gov’t spokesman voices concern over tragic incident for blast of 2 oil tankers in Oman Sea

IRNA – Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei voiced his concern and sorrow over the explosion of two oil tankers carrying oil for Japan in the Sea of Oman and warned all countries of the region to be careful not to be trapped by those, who benefit from instability in the region. According to the government website, […]

Photos: Oil tankers in Oman Sea hit in attack

ISNA – Two oil tankers were reportedly attacked in Oman Sea on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.     Source Article from https://theiranproject.com/blog/2019/06/13/photos-oil-tankers-in-oman-sea-hit-in-attack/ Related Posts The War Of Tankers Is Far From Ending, It Is Just Beginning The War Of Tankers Is Far From Ending, It Is Just […]

2 Tankers Damaged After Torpedo Attack Near Strait Of Hormuz; Oil Soars

Update 2: It appears earlier reports that the Front Altair had sunk were, in fact, incorrect. The ship’s captain has said that it is still afloat. VHF radio traffic confirmed that it is damaged but still afloat. Hours have passed since the suspected attacks, and still nobody has claimed responsibility. Iran’s Foreign […]

Tehran calls for securing of strategic waterways after tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

Tehran is ready for regional cooperation in safeguarding strategic shipping lanes in the Middle East, government spokesman Ali Rabei told state-affiliated Fars News Agency. He also cautioned Iran’s neighbors against making hasty decisions. “All countries in the region should be careful not to fall in the trap of those who benefit from regional insecurity,” he […]

MYSTERIOUS ATTACKS ON OIL TANKERS NEAR PERSIAN GULF CONTINUE (PHOTOS)

On June 13, the US Navy’s Fifth fleet said it responded to a distress call by two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The two ships suffered a “reported attack.” “US naval forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12am local time and a second one at 7:00am,” the fleet said in […]

Blast Hits Two Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman, Iran Rescues All 44 Crew Members of Tankers Hit In Sea Of Oman

Blast Hits Two Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman June 13, 2019 Iranian rescue workers saved 44 sailors from tankers after a reported attack on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, and took them to the Iranian port of Jask, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Thursday. The US Navy’s 5th Fleet also […]

2 Tankers Damaged After Suspected Torpedo Attack Near Strait Of Hormuz; Oil Soars

Update: The Front Altair, the Marshall Islands flag tanker damaged in Thursday’s attacks, has now sunk, according to Iranian television. Later, others denied these reports.   ..  If accurate, the sinking could have a serious impact on oil prices and the environment, as the ship contained twice the amount of oil as Exxon-Valdez. While some […]

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