Warning that four ships have lost control from the UAE in the Gulf of Oman


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Controlling steering under uncertain circumstances as at least four vessels off the United Arab Emirates reported on Tuesday that an “incident” was underway in the region. I broadcast a warning that I lost.

It was not immediately clear what was happening off the coast of Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman.

According to MarineTraffic.com, these vessels (oil tankers called Queen Ematha, Golden Brilliant, Jag Pooja and Abyss) announced at about the same time that they were “not under command” via an automatic identification system tracker. I lost power and couldn’t control it.

The British Army’s British Maritime Trade operation only warned the ship that “the incident is currently underway” without giving details. The Royal Air Force Airbus C-295MPA, a maritime patrol aircraft, was flying in the area where the ship was. Data from FlightRadar24.com.

The US Army’s Middle East-based Fifth Fleet and the British Ministry of Defense did not immediately respond to a call for comment. The Emirati government did not immediately admit the case.

The event occurs days after a drone attacks an Israeli billionaire-related oil tanker off the coast of Oman, killing two crew members. The West blamed Iran for the attack. This showed the first known assault that killed civilians in a long-standing shadow war targeting commercial vessels in the area.

Tehran and its allied militias have previously used similar “suicide” drones in their attacks, but Iran has denied any role in the case.

Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom have pledged a “collective response” to the attack without giving details.