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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.

farbat

you are mistaken to see iranians as merely persians and the idea that iran was just persian is a total misconception the idea that the other groups are anti iran is a greater misconception and only gets worse by unrealistic propaganda by irans enemies which does only make iran more esoteric and less understandable from the perspective of the west which doesnt help them at all

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farbat

iran is iran and it has more than one fascette about it and talking about iran as merely “persian” merely islamic or basically doing this identity politics on iran doesnt work you cant disconnect one tile out of this large mosaic it simply doesnt work and obviously this “persia” nonsense was always a hostile anti iranian agenda because iran doesnt seperate itself on ethnic lines iran isnt the west their way of thinking doesnt work on us we arent racist in nature you are and projecting doesnt work at all

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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.

farbat

the zionists claim that they have high tech spying equipment on board so even in their domestic news they accept that they used this as an intelligence gathering platform and therefore it was a legit target but they didnt expect iran to have this kind of intelligence about the ships passing

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat
farbat

basically this was a total failure they hoped to have this thing cruise back and forward all the time and act as a civilian ship while gathering tons of information but they couldnt even do it once

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat
TomSawyer

Look at this tinny iranian mosquito, no wonder that everybody is laughing at the iranian military hahaha ^^

farbat

hahahaha what an idiot you are please try to laugh while 1000s mosquitos killerbees and hornets swarm you and put holes into you maybe you understand after that why the america navy is so scared of these speedboats and truely doesnt laugh about it XD

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TomSawyer

Ok ^^

farbat

the world did laugh when america tried to replicate iran and put navy seals on american patrol boats into the persian gulf unfortunally they got emp attacked and arrested together with all their hardware these poor incompetent navy seals of america

farbat

explain to me do you think iran gave you a hard time during the last 8 years of the liberal administration of rouhani constantly turning all american plans into failures and leaving america humiliated in west asia nothing for it left but to run home in shame than you better get ready for what is coming to you in future XD

farbat

you heard the “death to america” curses by iranians in the past and seeing you will the actual death of america in the future and this is a certainty the death of america will not be much different than the death of the corrupt soviet union was because the coin fell in the dirt with soviets facing down into the dirt but still america was the other side and only hoped and dreamed that it was doing better

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farbat

these “mosquitos” can hit a ship be it civilian or military and retreat without even getting detected they are that fast and that stealthy

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US & EU are Zion slaves

Good slave, a true white knight for Zion.
Now go lick BiBi’s assh0le.

Ahson

brah, in the Persian Gulf, and the north Arabian sea, Iran is king……but yous are king outside this region…..no shit!

Faker Jew

Twatz when did a Jew living in Canada on taxpayers largesse become Tom Sawyer LOL

farbat

the zionists are to little and to irrelevant for the news about them to matter so who cares this is their new reality getting slapped around is something they better get used to

farbat

i can give the mossad and all zionists one advice leave west asia and use your capabilities for a future outside of west asia because you will be ruined entirely if you dont

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proudJew

🤣🤣🤣

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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