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Iran navy investigating dimensions of accident in Oman Sea

Tehran, The Iranian navy announced that the causes and dimensions of the recent accidents for tankers in the Sea of Oman is under investigation.

After receiving information on the accident in the Sea of Oman, the Iranian navy dispatched airtosea rescue and patrolling equipment to the accident site, the Iranian army said.

Due to the distance of ships from the Iranian coast, a nonIranian vessel attended the accident site before others and after receiving the first ship's crew delivered them to the Iranian rescue ships, it added.

Their nationalities are under investigation, Iranian army reiterated.

Iranian navy has always spared no effort for sending humanitarian aid regardless of the nationality of ships' crew.

AlMayadeen TV Network, meantime, reported on Thursday morning that attack against two big oil tankers, one from Singapore and another one from Norway, carrying crude oil for Japan were affected by two explosions in the Oman Sea.

The tankers were damaged in the waters of the Gulf of Oman and then fire broke out in the vessels.

Earlier, an informed source told IRNA that 44 sailors of the two foreign oil tankers which were hit by explosions in the Sea of Oman this morning have been rescued by an Iranian vessel in coordination with Hormuzgan's maritime search and rescue center.

The sailors have been transported to Jask Port in east of southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan as a result of Iran's humanitarian aid and assistance, the source said.

The two tankers, the Marshal Islandsflagged and the Panamaflagged, were on their ways to Taiwan and Singapore from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, respectively, the source said.

Earlier, foreign media had reported that two oil tankers had been hit by explosions in the Sea of Oman.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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