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  • Tankers torpedoed in the Middle East

    06/13/2019 12:49:44 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 124 replies
    Marine Traffic App ^ | June 13, 2019
    Two tankers have been targeted this morning while transiting waters near to Fujairah. Frontline’s fully laden LR 2Front Altair was hit by surface attacks, and an enormous fire ensued forcing the crew to abandon ship. The crew were safely picked up by nearby general cargoship, Hyundai Dubai. Bernhard Schulte’s chemical tanker Kokuka Courageous was also hit.
  • JUST IN: Two tankers evacuated in Gulf of Oman after incident; crew are safe - sources

    06/13/2019 12:16:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Reuters Twitter ^ | 6-13-2019 | Reuters
    Lots of differing accounts from different media sources. Some say the tankers were attacked, a couple say “ torpedoed”. Bottom line, there was an incident nvolving two large oil tankers, one is on fire.
  • Two Tanker Ships Damaged In Suspected Attacks In The Gulf Of Oman (Updated) [good details]

    06/13/2019 4:39:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 58 replies
    The situation remains extremely fluid at this time and details are bound to morph in the coming hours, but it seems clear that some sort of maritime incident has occurred in the Sea Of Oman. Reports indicate that at least one tanker is on fire and the UK Maritime Trade Operations group put out a safety bulletin warning of an incident occurring in the Gulf Of Oman and urging extreme caution to mariners operating in the area. The Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Front Altair appears to be the ship on fire, while reports also state that the Panama-flagged tanker Kokuka Courageous...
  • How climate change caused the world's first empire to collapse

    01/07/2019 10:15:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Phys dot org (relying on non-science source for science article) ^ | January 3, 2019 | Vasile Ersek, The Conversation
    Gol-e-Zard Cave lies in the shadow of Mount Damavand, which at more than 5,000 metres dominates the landscape of northern Iran. In this cave, stalagmites and stalactites are growing slowly over millennia and preserve in them clues about past climate events. Changes in stalagmite chemistry from this cave have now linked the collapse of the Akkadian Empire to climate changes more than 4,000 years ago... It appears that the empire became increasingly dependent on the productivity of the northern lands and used the grains sourced from this region to feed the army and redistribute the food supplies to key supporters....
  • Iran launches exercise in the Persian Gulf

    08/03/2018 12:08:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/8/18 | Elad Benari
    The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a drill that ordinarily happens later in the autumn. It comes just days before the U.S. reimposes sanctions on Tehran after its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said several dozen boats were out training early Thursday morning. The vessels are mostly small attack boats, and there have been no interactions with U.S. ships in the area, the official added, according to AFP. In a statement, Captain Bill Urban, the military's Central Command spokesman, said...
  • Gulf of Oman now world's largest oxygen-depleted 'dead zone'

    05/11/2018 2:37:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    U.K. researcher says area where marine life has difficulty surviving is worse than expectedUnderwater robots have found that a vast, oxygen-depleted "dead zone" in the Gulf of Oman is now the largest such area in the world. Scientists have known about the zone for around 50 years, but until recently they have not been able to collect very much data due to piracy and conflicts in the region. They sent two human-size robots known as seagliders into the area for eight months, and the vessels ventured into previously inaccessible areas. The seagliders found a zone with little to no oxygen...
  • Iran holds war games in Gulf amid nuclear tension

    05/06/2010 2:37:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/06/2010 | Parisa Hafezi
    Iran began new naval war games in the Gulf on Thursday to show the Islamic state's "power to defend" itself against any attack, state television reported. was the second such display of military might in less than a month. The maneuvers by Iran's regular navy, due to last eight days in the waterway crucial for global oil supplies, coincided with rising tension in Tehran's long-running nuclear dispute with Western powers. The United States is lobbying U.N. Security Council members to back a fourth round of sanctions on Iran, to press it into curbing sensitive atomic work the West suspects is...
  • Iran Navy plane 'was filming US carrier'

    05/04/2010 1:11:31 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 65 replies · 1,337+ views
    Press TV ^ | 5/4/2010 | Press TV
    Iran's navy commander has confirmed the flight of an Iranian aircraft near a US warship in the waters of the Persian Gulf. On Tuesday, CNN quoted a senior US military officer as saying that an F27 aircraft of the Iranian Navy flew as low as 300 feet near the USS Eisenhower on April 21. "US warships tread the free waters of the Gulf of Oman and it is Iranian navy's duty to conduct routine surveillance flights in the region," Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the Iranian Navy commander, said in a Tuesday news conference. "The F27 plane of the navy flew above...
  • 'Iranian fighters may fly over US forces'

    04/29/2010 6:46:44 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 881+ views
    Press TV ^ | 4/30/2010 | Press TV
    A senior Iranian Air Force officer does not rule out reports that an Iranian fighter jet might have flown over a US aircraft carrier last week in the Arabian Sea. The incident was first reported by CNN on Tuesday. According to the report, a plane belonging to the Iranian Navy was flying as low as 300 feet near the USS Eisenhower on April 21. The Eisenhower was in the northern Arabian Sea when the Iranian maritime patrol aircraft flew within 1,000 yards of the vessel, US military officials claimed. Mohammad Alavi, deputy commander of the Iranian Air Force said that...
  • Official Praises Crew’s Response to Iranian Aircraft

    04/29/2010 6:33:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 398+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 4/30/2010 | Donna Miles
    Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell today credited the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower for its disciplined response last week when an Iranian military aircraft flew within 1,000 yards of it in the Gulf of Oman. An Iranian navy maritime patrol aircraft flew near the carrier April 21 as it had finished routine replenishment-at-sea operations, a Navy official confirmed on background. The aircraft remained in the area for about 20 minutes before it flew away. The incident occurred as Iranian forces were preparing to conduct exercises in the Gulf. Morrell played down the incident, saying close encounters...
  • AP source: US Navy has encounter with Iranian jet

    04/28/2010 11:45:15 PM PDT · by dr_who · 44 replies · 1,498+ views ^ | Wed Apr 28, 10:57 pm ET | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON – A U.S. military official says the Navy had a close encounter with an Iranian surveillance jet last week in the Gulf of Oman. The official says the jet buzzed a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Eisenhower, coming within about 1,000 yards of the ship. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said the April 21 incident occurred in international waters.The jet was described as a maritime patrol aircraft generally used for surveillance. The official says "there was nothing threatening about the aircraft itself or how it...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War4Endur.Freedom 5/24/07-Gulf of Oman,Gharah Ghayah,Tehran,New London

    05/23/2007 5:40:11 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 62 replies · 4,112+ views
    NASA, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters, EPA, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | May 24, 2007 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 5/24/07 - Gulf of Oman, Gharah Ghayah, Tehran,Natanz, Isfahan, New London BREAKING: Gulf of Oman - USS Nimitz, USS Bonhomme Richard, USS John C. Stennis BREAKING: Gharah Ghayah - Iranian equestrian women BREAKING: Isfahan - Insane uranium conversion facilities and centrifuges BREAKING: Natanz - Notorious Nightmare looming BREAKING: Tehran - Vulnerable refinery QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU MAY NEVER SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ========= Gulf of Oman ========= USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the USS John C. Stennis (CVN...
  • Gulf of Oman - Japanese tanker collides with US submarine

    01/08/2007 6:56:24 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 1,654+ views
    AFP via translation | January 8, 2007
    An American nuclear submarine runs up against a Japanese tanker TOKYO - a submarine with nuclear propulsion American and a tanker Japanese entered in collision the sea of Oman, with broad of the coasts of the Arabic Peninsula, confirmed Tuesday the Japanese ministry of the Foreign Affairs. "the ministry received information early this morning. We currently try to obtain more details ", indicated on its side a spokesman of the ministry. According to the news service nippone Jiji, the accident did not cause any major damage and the tanker was Tuesday in a port of the plain Arab Emirates....
  • US war drill against Iran in February (THE WAR IS COMING)

    11/05/2005 6:42:12 PM PST · by markedmannerf · 80 replies · 3,695+ views
    khilafah ^ | 11-05-05
    The US special forces will conduct a massive war drill near the Gulf of Oman to apparently convey a message to Iran that blocking the sea routes in the event of hostilities won’t be possible. The US defence department during a classified briefing to the senate armed forces committee said Iran is laying powerful underwater and surface water mines in the Strait of Hormuz but within its own territory. The Pentagon suspects it is an offensive strategy, and Iran is training its forces to lay mines that could play havoc in a sea war. To counter this, the US has...
  • Japan: High-tech destroyer to be sent to Gulf of Oman

    12/06/2002 7:56:26 PM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 285+ views
    Japan Times ^ | December 6 2002
    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The Aegis-equipped destroyer to be dispatched by Japan to support the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan will be deployed to the Gulf of Oman, Japanese and U.S. sources said Wednesday. The Gulf of Oman is next to the Persian Gulf, which will be a staging point for U.S. and British naval forces in case of an attack on Iraq. The sources also said Japanese vessels will continue refueling U.S. and British warships around the Gulf of Oman even if the United States begins an attack on Iraq. In Tokyo on Wednesday, Defense Agency chief Shigeru Ishiba said Japan...
  • New Zealand to Send Warship and Airforce to Gulf of Oman

    11/11/2002 3:01:34 PM PST · by knighthawk · 95 replies · 457+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | November 11 2002
    WELLINGTON -- New Zealand said on Monday it would send a warship and an air force surveillance plane to join a multinational task force in Middle East waters, but played down any link to possible U.S.-led action against Iraq. A frigate would be sent immediately to join the Canadian-led coalition task group patrolling the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman as part of the campaign against the Taleban and Al- Qaeda, Prime Minister Helen Clark told reporters. Early next year a P3 Orion Maritime surveillance plane would join the operation. There was a continuing threat of international terrorism and a...
  • Two al-Qaida Suspects Nabbed at Sea

    07/15/2002 5:56:08 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 123+ views ^ | 7/15/2002 | The Associated Press
    T O R O N T O, July 15 — A Canadian destroyer captured two al-Qaida suspects after a nighttime chase in the north Arabian Sea, Canadian military officials said Monday. The two suspects were among about 25 people in one of three small, motorized boats spotted by a Canadian military aircraft late Saturday in the Gulf of Oman, where boats packed with emigrants are not unusual. "Because of our concerns that terrorists could be sneaking in among these illegal immigrants to escape from Afghanistan, we do a very careful check of each one of the people in the boat,"...