Iranian Oil Tanker Attacked By Pirates In Egyptian Straits


An Iranian oil tanker returning from Egypt’s Red Sea port of Ain Sukhna was attacked by pirates in the Bab el-Mandab strait, according to wire reports.

@PlattsOil mentions the report from Iraninan news service Mehr.

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This comes shortly after a Japanese tanker was attacked in the Persian Strait of Hormuz — when Iran blamed an earthquake in what ended up being a terrorist attack.

Pirates have seized oil tankers before, including a Saudi vessel worth over $120 million in 2008.

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