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Crews evacuated as oil tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz

WorldNews Thursday, 13 June 2019
Crews evacuated as oil tankers targeted near Strait of HormuzTwo oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz have reportedly been attacked, leaving one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the US navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. Japan’s trade ministry said the two vessels had “Japan-related cargo” as prime minister Shinzo Abe was wrapping up a high-stakes visit in Tehran that sought to ease tensions between Iran and the United States. Benchmark Brent crude oil spiked at one point by as much as 4% in trading following the reported attack to more than 62 dollars a barrel, highlighting how crucial the area remains to global energy supplies. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe...
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Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz have reportedly been attacked, leaving one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the US navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran.

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