Two oil tankers have exploded in the Gulf of Oman followinga suspected attack as dozens of crews members are rescued.
Both tankers had a total of 44 crew members, 21 crew memberson board the Kokuka Courageous and 23 on board the Front Altair.
The route of the suspected attack is one of the busiestroutes 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 saidthat its crew members abandoned the ship following the explosion and werequickly saved by a passing vessel.