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UPDATED: Fatalities Confirmed. Israeli-operated Oil Tanker Targeted In Gulf Of Oman: Conflicting Reports Of Cause

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UPDATED: Fatalities Confirmed. Israeli-operated Oil Tanker Targeted In Gulf Of Oman: Conflicting Reports Of Cause

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The attack on the Israeli-operated oil tanker has resulted in the death of two crew members:

An oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, according to the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations.

The attack targeted Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street just northeast of the Omani island of Masirah. The location is over 300 kilometers southeast of Oman’s capital, Muscat.

The statement did not elaborate, only said that it suspected the attack did not involve piracy.

Earlier on July 29th, the British military group had said it was investigating another unexplained incident in the same area, but it did not elaborate.

London-based Zodiac Maritime, part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group, issued a statement saying the ship was the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street and was Japanese owned. The British Defense Ministry earlier misidentified the ship’s owners.

“We are in coordination and liaising with the UK MTO (United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations) and other relevant authorities,” Zodiac Maritime said in a statement.

They described the attack as “piracy,” without elaborating.

“At the time of the incident the vessel was in the northern Indian Ocean, traveling from Dar es Salaam to Fujairah with no cargo onboard,” the statement said.

Satellite tracking data from MarineTraffic.com showed the vessel had been near where British officials said the attack occurred.

Oman did not acknowledge an attack and officials there did not respond to requests for comment. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which patrols the Mideast, did not respond to a request for comment.

The Northern Indian Ocean is within the range of Somali pirates, who use motherships to reach long-distance targets.

In the early 2000s, Somali pirates terrorized the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba before expanding operations to catch ships avoiding their operations.

Disguising themselves as fishermen “they often use AK-47s and speedboats, and they were in [groups of] six to 10 well-armed men,” Abdi Yusuf, a counter-terrorism expert based in Nairobi, previously explained to The Jerusalem Post Magazine. The pirates then board and hold the vessel, crew, and cargo hostage for a ransom. It is still uncertain the method in which M/T Mercer Street was attacked.

Despite the Zodiac Maritime report of piracy, Yusuf cautioned The Jerusalem Post that Iran could have been behind the attack. It “seems that it’s Iranian proxies who are behind these attacks. They are targeting Israeli ships in what appears to be Tehran’s latest shadow war against Israel.”

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Peter Jennings

The Somali pirates were fishermen before western interference ruined their economy and tried to rule.

The isreali apartheid regime may well think that they are the chosen one’s and cannot be messed with. However there’s nothing in the Torah about tankers. Live by the sword? then don’t complain when one gets cut.

Diaper Hasbara Dan

Zionists mistook Persians for Arabs and failed to understand the determined strategic and calm Persian temperament. A good book for them should be PERSIA AT WAR 1500-Present. Iranians by nature are stoic and take the long term view and just wear down their enemies by shadow wars.

Peter Wallace

Yes it was Chinese fishing boats that depleted their fish stocks so they had to revert to piracy to survive.

Diaper Hasbara Dan

This tanker was carrying stolen Iraqi oil via the UAE pimpdom and was targeted near the Dhofari coast indicating the precise level of intelligence and support among the Dhofari people’s who fought for their independence in the 70’s and now have close links with their Zaidi kin in Yemen. The Zionist parasites ships should now paint a large bullseye on all their ships. Jews bitch the most when they lose money.

Unknown

2 dead MOSSAD agents according to local media reports. The ship was oil theft and spying platform and its fate is unknown.

Omanus

Do remember, the message is coming from … London. Well, well, well.

Cromwell

In the MSM here in the UK they are trying to say its a UK registered tanker,as it sys it was flying Liberian flag and owned by an Israeli Oligarch,they never tell the truth.

The end

Yeah, its sounds just like someone is taking someone else’s a shitter, through someone else’s shithole, on someone else’s shithole. Total butthurt, so be it, they have it cumming. To me it sounds like ripping off the insurance.

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Peter Wallace

It was Columbian mercenaries trained by Tibetan Monks that escaped from Haiti and looking to make a quick buck paid by the Israeli owner of the ship who knew the ship would fail its next inspection and would have to be scrapped so wanted it sunk for the insurance money..

US & EU are Zion slaves

Ohhh wait where did I heard that before….oh right for the past 45 years.

Here cry more good slaves: “Informed sources have told Al-Alam television that an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum products tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea that killed two crew members was in response to an Israeli missile attack on Syria that killed two resistance forces.”

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