Two ships explode at the Gulf of Oman

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Two ships explode at the Gulf of Oman

Two oil tankers have exploded in the Gulf of Oman following a suspected attack as dozens of crews members are rescued.

Both tankers had a total of 44 crew members, 21 crew members on board the Kokuka Courageous and 23 on board the Front Altair.

The route of the suspected attack is one of the busiest routes as both vessels remained afloat following the explosion.

Norwegian owned Front Altair was carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha is suspected to have been hit by a torpedo even though the cause has not been confirmed.

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The management of Panama owned ship Kokuka Courageous said that its crew members abandoned the ship following the explosion and were quickly saved by a passing vessel.

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