First reports: Explosions on supertankers in Arabian Sea

According to unconfirmed reports, massive explosions were sighted early Thursday on two supertankers sailing in the Arabian Sea near the coasts of Pakistan and Oman. The British navy’s Maritime Trade Operations put out an alert for an “unspecified incident” in the Gulf of Oman. The US Navy’s Bahrain based 5th Fleet has not responded to requests for a response.

Four oil tankers were recently sabotaged off the UAE coast in an attack attributed to Iran.

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