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Blast hits oil tanker nr Straits of Hormuz

Old Jul 28th 2010, 1:46 pm
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Default Blast hits oil tanker nr Straits of Hormuz

The news is here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10786215
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nice of them to mention if there were any casualties
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nice of them to mention if there were any casualties
"causing a minor injury to one crew member"

Not sure what to make of that, possibly the entire crew wiped out?
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A Little more info on the Gulf News Web site.

A Japanese-owned oil tanker sailing in Omani waters has been damaged after being hit by waves caused by a minor earthquake in Iran.

An official at the Omani coastguard quashed earlier reports that the ship may have been attacked: “The boat was hit by a tremor; we have no information of an attack.”

The minor quake was confirmed by an official at Iran's International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering: "A minor earthquake of 3.4 magnitude happened in Bandar Abbas," he said.

The Japanese Transport Ministry also confirmed the quake, saying "Oman had not closed its side of the strait of Hormuz."

Earlier reports had claimed the tanker may have been attacked in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran and Oman, with an earlier statement from the ministry saying: "Since one of the crew saw a flash on the horizon immediately before the blast, the company suspects it was highly likely an attack."

One crew member was injured and the ship, the M. Star, owned and operated by Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines, was partly damaged but able to continue sailing to the port of Fujairah in the UAE where it was checked for damage


http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/j...-oman-1.660565
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shame there hasnt been an earthquake in Iran for a few days then!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...uakes_all.html

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/

http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/geofon/...n/globmon.html
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The Iranians wouldn't dare.
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