Pacific Zircon Image via Vessel Finder
* The attack on the oil tanker is thought to have happened on Tuesday night
* The oil tanker has since been identified as the Liberian-flagged Pacific Zircon
* It is operated by a shipping company owned by the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer
An oil tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire has been struck by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman amid heightened tensions with Iran.
An Israeli official told Reuters that Iran was behind the incident, using a Shahed-136 drone – the type it has been supplying to Russia for the conflict in Ukraine.
The attack on the Liberian-flagged Pacific Zircon oil tanker happened on Tuesday night.
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WNU Editor: The U.S. is blaming Iran …. U.S. Blames Iran for Drone Attack on Tanker Near Oman (USNI News), and so is Israel …. Israel accuses Iran of drone attack on oil tanker off Oman coast (CNN).
The price of oil has remained unchanged …. Oil prices steady after attack on oil tanker off Oman coast (Reuters).
Israeli Linked Oil Tanker Hit By Suspected Bomb-Carrying Iranian Drone Off The Coast Of Oman