Commercial oil tankers reportedly attacked in Gulf of Oman

The U.S. Navy sent a guided missile destroyer to help after reports of explosions on two commercial tankers between the coasts of Iran and Oman.
1:13 | 06/13/19

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Transcript for Commercial oil tankers reportedly attacked in Gulf of Oman
Now to that breaking news overseas. Two commercial tankers in the gulf of Oman. Joining us is chief global affairs anchor Martha Raddatz. Good morning, George. The U.S. Navy received two separate distress calls this morning, 45 minutes apart, after reports of explosions on the tankers and then rushed the "Uss Bainbridge" a guided missile destroyer to help. It happened in international waters near the straight of hormuz. That major water away for the world's oil. This was in the same waters where four tankers were sabotaged last no. But the damage from the suspected attack this morning appears to be far more serious. The crew was forced to evacuate from one of the ships. And reports are that at least one of the tankers is on fire. The U.S. Blamed Iran for the sabotage last night, a claim which Iran denies. This occurred while Japan's prime minister was meeting with Iran's ayatollah to ease tensions in the region, but this will surely ease tensions further, Michael.

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