Tankers Burn in Gulf of Oman Off Iran After ‘reported attack’

June 13, 2019

Image: A picture from AFP obtained from Iranian State TV IRIB on June 13, 2019, appears to show smoke billowing from one of the tankers purportedly involved in the incident off the coast of Oman
A photo obtained by AFP from Iranian state-run media appears to show smoke billowing from one of the tankers purportedly involved in Thursday’s incident in the Gulf of Oman.

An American guided missile destroyer was sent to assist two burning tankers following what the U.S. Navy described as a “reported attack” in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.

The USS Bainbridge was dispatched after the vessels suffered damage off the coast of Iran, according to 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Josh Frey.

It was unclear who was behind the incident, which occurred amid escalating tensions between the Trump administration and Iran.
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