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Originally posted by Loki
I bet you all my star wars cards this is either NK or a false flag that's going to get dropped into NK's lap.
n this photo released by the Emirates News Agency (WAM), damage is seen on the side of the M. Star oil supertanker as it arrives at Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates Wednesday.
Originally posted by Skid Mark
How many oil related disasters is this so far? This is getting weird.
[edit on 28-7-2010 by Skid Mark]
Crew members said they saw a flash of light on the horizon immediately before the explosion. Mitsui O.S.K. believes it is likely that it was an outside attack, because no explosives are kept on the tanker's deck.
Foreign and transport ministry officials are looking at the possibility it was a terrorist attack or accidental fire from military forces in the area.
There have been no previous piracy incidents involving Japanese ships in the Strait of Hormuz, transport ministry officials said.
“The cause of the explosion and extent of damage is currently unknown.” “Initial damage assessment from the ship’s owner, Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd., Japan, is that one life boat was blown off the ship and there is some damage to the starboard hatches.”
In Iran, Ali Akbar Safai, head of shipping in Hormozgan province on the Gulf, told Fars news agency a “fire was caused by a blast on the deck of this vessel” adding that it was “controlled by the forces present in the region and the crew.”
Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
Iran would not attack a Japanese ship. They are one of their few supporters.
IF this was an attack it was done by those who wish to cause problems for Iran.
I dont think this will get pinned on Iran as anyone with a brain can see clearly through this.