June 13, 2019 / 7:42 AM / a month ago

U.S. Navy: assisting tankers after 'reported attack' in Gulf of Oman

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. Naval forces are assisting tankers in the Gulf of Oman after receiving two distress calls on Thursday, the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet told Reuters.

“We are aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12a.m. local time and a second one at 7:00 a.m.,” Joshua Frey of the Fifth Fleet said.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington, editing by Sylvia Westall

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