(ANSA) – Rome, August 03 – Five days after the Mercer Street oil tanker struck off the coast of Oman, two sailors, including a British, were killed and another oil tanker was hijacked 60 miles off Fujairah. United Arab Emirates. According to British security sources cited by British media, a group of 8-9 armed men flew the Panamanian flag and climbed on Asphalt Princess to take the group hostage.
A “possible piracy act” has been revealed to the Navy GB, while some British maritime security sources – as reported by the British media – have put forward the hypothesis that there may be “Iranian-backed forces” behind the new chapter in the Persian Gulf. One suspect immediately returned to the dispatcher by the Tehran Foreign Ministry, who spoke about the “suspicious” incident and insisted that it should not create a “false environment” against Iran. We promise that we are ready for “assistance and recovery in the region”. (On the handle).
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