WORLD Iran sends experts to examine status of damaged vessel in Sea of Oman

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Iran sends experts to examine status of damaged vessel in Sea of Oman

Xinhua

00:56, June 15, 2019

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An oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Photo: AP)

TEHRAN, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Iran has sent a team of experts to evaluate the status of one of the oil tankers facing incident on Thursday in the Sea of Oman, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.

The experts would examine the vessel to see whether the rescued crew can return to the vessel, Managing Director of Ports and Navigation of Hormozgan Province Allah Morad Afifipour told Tasnim.

"Coordinations have been made with the owners of the vessel for the return of the crew," Afifipour said.

On Thursday morning, two oil tankers were hit in the Sea of Oman.

Iran said that it had rescued the crew of the two vessels and transferred them to the Iranian port city of Jask.

The incident came amid the rising tensions between the United States and Iran in the regional waters.


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