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Originally posted by Danbones
reply to post by punkinworks10
I'm still going with siesmic wave.
a fluid strike would account for the panels being dented more then the frame.
Japan's transport ministry said there was an "explosion" at around 00:30 a.m. local time and cited the possibility of an attack on the ship, but port officials said there was no evidence.
No oil leaked from the supertanker, named M Star, although some members of the 31-strong crew were injured, said a general manager at the UAE port of Fujairah.
"The cause of the incident was a freak wave and there is damage in the upper accommodation decks of the ship," he said.
The ship moored near the port for repairs.
Oman's coastguard cited "a tremor" as the cause of the incident, while an official from the Omani transport ministry said it was "business as usual" in the Strait.
A seismologist in Iran, which with the United Arab Emirates and Oman borders the Strait, said there had been an earthquake in the region, although the U.S Geological Survey said it had no record of a tremor. [ID:nLDE66R13Y]
Captains of other ships near the incident also mentioned an earthquake, Attollah Sadr, head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation, was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
reply to post by jonny2410
Oh boy, now the US Navy is getting in the situation... why not the Oman/UAE/Iran/Japan governments?
WHY THE FREAKING US NAVY?
Do they consider the strait of hormutz US property or what?