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URGENT: Japanese tanker explodes near Strait of Hormuz

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posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 07:51 AM
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Ships like this would be built for waves at even 75 feet
your not gonna see that in a strait,.
so what s with the flash prior,. caused by a wave

ya right




posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
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Something's definately up.
earthquake.usgs.gov...


A tanker in the sea gets hit and you quote earthquakes?

Would you care to explain that, or did you just post the wrong link?

(Edit: I see this has been dealt with)


Originally posted by Vitchilo
reply to post by jonny2410
 

Do they consider the strait of hormutz US property or what?


Yes??


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Iranian seismic service
Date Time(UTC) Lat. Lon. Depth Mag. Region
2010/07/28 11:58:20.7 27.06 53.85 14 ML:3.1 53 km South-West of Bastak
2010/07/28 11:17:06.2 32.57 48.41 18 ML:2.8 13 km North of Andimeshk
2010/07/28 08:21:37.5 27.03 53.97 14 ML:3.3 43 km South-West of Bastak
2010/07/28 01:47:58.3 32.52 48.65 14 ML:3.1 29 km East of Andimeshk
2010/07/27 18:43:53.1 28.08 56.99 15 ML:3.6 70 km North-West of Kahnuj
2010/07/27 04:37:07.3 35.54 58.47 14 ML:2.8 33 km North of Kashmar
2010/07/26 18:00:37.6 27.89 56.36 18 ML:3 79 km North of Bandar-e abbas
2010/07/26 17:52:24.8 27.03 53.68 14 ML:3 61 km South-East of Lamerd
2010/07/25 20:52:08.6 28.59 51.14 20 ML:3.4 24 km West of Khormog
2010/07/25 12:00:10.7 26.80 53.81 14 ML:3.2 71 km South-West of Bastak

By the way the 3.4 at the bottom of the list was at Bushehr Province (Bushehr Nuke reactor!!??)

EMSC
Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
25/07/2010 05:37:54,33.5200,53.2700,3.80,6.00,CENTRAL IRAN
24/07/2010 16:05:24,27.9800,56.4100,4.10,12.00,SOUTHERN IRAN
24/07/2010 12:34:12,26.6412,53.8124,4.80,19.50,southern Iran
23/07/2010 00:56:44,37.8173,56.9455,4.80,21.50,northeastern Iran
21/07/2010 06:48:49,27.2000,53.6600,3.50,15.00,SOUTHERN IRAN
21/07/2010 01:28:25,26.9700,53.9700,3.50,22.00,SOUTHERN IRAN

No quakes actually in the sea



[edit on 28/7/2010 by PuterMan]



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 07:57 AM
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Yep, quite easily. Head down into the Great Australian Bight, and you can hit 25+ metre swells. An Aussie Captain that my old man was mates with when he was at Caltex called my old man when he had just left Caltex. Told him that they had hit 27 metre swells down there, and it was the only time in a career spanning 34 years as a Merchant Navy Officer that he thought that the vessel was going to sink. And of those 34 years, he had spent 20 as Captain. For a person of that kind of experience to think that he was going to lose his vessel and crew, you know how hectic it can REALLY get.

Also had a German Captain tell me a couple of years back of a voyage he did from South Africa to the US. Usually took em about 17-19 days MAX to do the run. Hit 29 metre swells, and it ended up taking them 44 days to do the trip. At its worst, the vessels speed was -4.7 knots. That's right, MINUS 4.7 knots. They were being pushed back 4.7 knots every hour.

As I said in an earlier post, there is ALOT that people don't hear in the media about Shipping, cause it just doesn't sell airtime



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:00 AM
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Originally posted by PuterMan

Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by jonny2410
 

Something's definately up.
earthquake.usgs.gov...


A tanker in the sea gets hit and you quote earthquakes?

Would you care to explain that, or did you just post the wrong link?


Its now being reported that the ship wasnt attacked but was damanged by a 'freak-wave". Also oman's coast-guard said it was due to a small-earthquake.

All sounds very very dodgy but here you go -Click

[edit on 7/28/2010 by jonny2410]



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:02 AM
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reply to post by Manouche
 
Yeah, I understand.

I just want everyone to keep in mind that they are religious zealots. I believe if they could take us down a notch, even at their own detriment, they might try. (i said might) I think they probably have better plans afoot, but you just never know for sure, when people with almost all the money pull the strings!

Peace! Salaam aleikum!



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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Just noticed that the article I linked to on page 1 has been changed.

They're downplaying the attack claims and have removed the witness testimony of seeing a flash of light from the shore just before the explosion.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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Given the fact that there was only 1 injury and that the ship is still in tact, you can only assume that if this is a legitimate attack that this incident is merely a shot across the bow. This will raise tensions even more in the region regardless of who the players actually are.

If this was the work of Iran, they certainly have the capability to inflict far greater damage.

Net result: An Itchy Trigger Finger for all. Let's all just push the button at the same time.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:11 AM
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Meteor Strike anyone? A Nuclear Weapon would have been instantly detectable on almost every orbiting satellite in that Hemisphere at the time (US and non.) Unless a Vacuum-Bomb was used, but I cant say for certain wether such weapons as a FOAB is capable of "rogue wave" creation.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:14 AM
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It's a freak wave says the port's general manager. The ship is still at sea. So did he speak to the captain ? How does he know that ? Is it an "opinion" ?



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:16 AM
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who is to say it was any kind of conventional weapon , if the flash was even a weapon!

Maybe that new sound wave amplifier they are using , that directs sound waves!

testing !



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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Thanks. I expanded on the (lack) of quakes a bit when I edited the post.

Edited version with map of Iranian quakes



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
Just noticed that the article I linked to on page 1 has been changed.

They're downplaying the attack claims and have removed the witness testimony of seeing a flash of light from the shore just before the explosion.
Ya and I am sure that witness will be silenced or have a change of mind,.. this is way too coincidental



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:25 AM
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I smell a false flag


2nd line



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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I have a question for everyone...Why do I always get my breaking news from ATS before any main stream media outlet,including Drudge report and Raw Story? Good find to the OP!!!



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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Press TV is still sporting a version with the flash in it.


Japan's transport ministry has said the incident may have been an attack, noting that one crewmember had seen a flash in the horizon before the explosion.

"Since one of the crew saw a flash on the horizon immediately before the blast, the company suspects it was highly likely an attack," the ministry said in a statement, AFP reported.

Oman's coastguard has rejected the claim, saying there was no evidence of any attack on the tanker and instead cited a 3.2 magnitude earthquake in the Iranian port-city of Bandar Abbas as the source of a freak wave that hit the ship.


This is a lie about the quake. As you can see from the map there has been NO quake in the area of the port in the last week.

I have taken a copy of the seismic site just in case.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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I'm sorry to say ithis just highlights the head-in-the-sand attitude that the whole world should think just the way the US does. US doesn't like Iran, therefore no-one should be friends with Iran. WTF??

Perhaps you aren't aware that in large parts of the world the US is reviled as the most abominable terrorist nation on earth?? Now, why might that be??

Why wouldn't Japan be friends with Iran? Aren't they free to choose who they align themselves with, or do you really believe everyone should think and do the same way US does??

I do not support Ahmanazijad's illegal government, nor the atrocities it inflicts on its people. However, the US Government's social policy is proceeding along the same lines and very soon, in terms of social policies there will be little difference between the two countries.

In terms of the history of its foreign policy, however, Iran does NOT have a history of attacking other countries, unlike the US which has its dirty fingers in every sordid, stinking, violent, criminal situation all over the world.

One of the reasons the US wants to take Iran out is because Ahmadinejad is calling it like it is. He calls the US hypocritical (which they are), he calls them terrorists (which they are), he tells the world they are trying to dominate the whole world (which they are), he tells US to stop interfering in other countries (which they should) he says they are trying to destroy decent values and cultures (which they are). he says Israel's actions towards Palestine are wrong and illegal (which they are), he says the official story of the holocaust is inaccurate (which it is), he says the US supports terrorist groups around the world (which they do).

The US and UK and ISRAEL are trying to stir up mass hysteria on a global scale against Iran obtaining nuclear weapons (even though no reliable evidence exists that this is the case), whilst at the same time these SAME countries are the ONLY countries in the world currently using nuclear weapons (see recent news items on use of depleted iranium in Iraq and Israel's use of DU in Gaza). The US, predictably, used about 10 times more DU than UK, in Iraq.

See: Horrors of US depleted uranium in Iraq threatens world.
www.rense.com...

I mean, how sick, how evil to does this government have to get, how blatant does the demonic hyprocisy have to get before people wake up???

The facts are there, there are reams and reams of documents on the internet...the facts are available to everyone, I just can't understand how people can continue to swallow the poisoned garbage these people spew out in the form of 'news' and 'information'.

The MSM, Hollywood trained presenters, read their scripts in their comforting, reassuring voices and people BELIEVE them, despite all the evidence which is there right under their nose.

People still believe the ridiculous like that US is the 'saviour' of the world. What utter garbage. For 'saviour' read 'tyrant' and you get closer to the truth.

Anyone who continues to believe this nonsense today can only be gullible idiots.

GET YOUR BLINKERS OFF PEOPLE, GET REAL AND LOOK AT THE FACTS.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:31 AM
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Apologies, previous post went way off topic.



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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I will not answer the question, but I will say that it is the reason why I don't watch or listen to MSM any more!



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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If you google "earthquake flash of light" you will see that flashes of light sometimes do occur with earthquakes...

A small quake with a small land slide could vary easily have created this situation without being big enough to rate on the USGS.

A small land slide can cause a surge of water exactly as decribed.

By the damage reported here it sounds like a wave struck at a slight angle. travelled along the side of the ship and smacked a few thing on its way by.

If the ship was in a trough to begin with it wouldn't have to even be that big, it may have just broke over the rail and smashed down on the deck.

this may also have sounded like an explosion.

[edit on 28-7-2010 by Danbones]

[edit on 28-7-2010 by Danbones]



posted on Jul, 28 2010 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by Danbones
If you google "earthquake flash of light" you will see that flashes of light sometimes do occur with earthquakes...

A small quake with a small land slide could vary easily have created this situation without being big enough to rate on the USGS.

A small land slide can cause a surge of water exactly as decribed.


All well and good Dan, and yes but unfortunately there was no quake in the province in the last 2 weeks.

This (post) has some good images - well worth a look anyway - and a map of the Iranian provinces from which you can see that there is NO earthquake activity in the area.




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