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U.S. Navy aware of new 'reported attack' on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman

The U.S. Army stated Thursday it was once conscious about a “reported assault” on oil tankers within the Gulf of Oman.

Officers gained two separate misery calls between 6 a.m. and seven a.m. native time (11 p.m. Wednesday and nighttime ET), in step with a observation from the fifth Fleet.

U.S. ships have been “within the house and are rendering help,” the observation added.

A map appearing the site of the Gulf of Oman.Google

The UK Maritime Business Operations, which is administered by way of the British army, additionally put out an alert about an unspecified incident within the Gulf of Oman, including that it was once investigating.

Oil costs jumped up to four % following Thursday’s incident.

The stretch of water separates Oman and the United Arab Emirates with Iran. Tensions have risen between Tehran and Washington in contemporary months.

Related Press contributed.

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