One of the attacked tankers was hit by a torpedo – British source

The British maritime publication Trade Winds reports that one of the supertankers attacked on Thursday was the Norwegian-owned Front Altair and struck by a torpedo opposite Fujairah port. This is not confirmed by other sources. The second ship came from the UAE emirate of Abu Dhabi. The US Navy is assisting the distressed vessels.

DEBKAfile: A torpedo attack represents a dangerous escalation by Iran, which is capable of provoking a direct clash between US and Iranian warships in the Persian Gulf.

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15 thoughts on “One of the attacked tankers was hit by a torpedo – British source

  • Jun 13, 2019 @ 12:20 at 12:20
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    unconfirmed by the sides..but for sure its Iran..come on people..cui bono? try interlopers like MEK eager to spice things up..I hope cool heads prevail..

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    • Jun 14, 2019 @ 14:19 at 14:19
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      Let the evidence show who the culprit(s) is(are) then we can figure out who gets punished and to what extent by the world community or the country that was attacked by this senseless attack on defenseless ships who are only performing their job duties like any other shipping company.

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    • Jun 14, 2019 @ 14:25 at 14:25
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      If it turns out for be a terrorist group then we should focus our attention on them and pursue them like we did ISIS no matter where they hide.

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    • Jun 15, 2019 @ 3:20 at 3:20
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      Its USA not Iran , that should take British and French and go away . While Israel should become fully integrated ME country with friendly relations in any bordering country , as well those countries like Iran , that are natural to be Israeli friends.

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  • Jun 13, 2019 @ 12:27 at 12:27
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    If hit by a Torpedo possibly Iran is behind.

    Small nailstick like this will surely also effect World Economy as a closing of Hormuzd stright.
    Iran does not challenge the US openly as a tactic.

    Arn.Sweden.

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    • Jun 13, 2019 @ 16:44 at 16:44
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      Reports that one Tanker has sunk,
      that must be the One hit by the Torpedo.

      Arn.Sweden.

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  • Jun 13, 2019 @ 14:36 at 14:36
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    How long will the civilized world allow this savage bunch of mongrels continue to attack and kill innocent civilians just doing their jobs???

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  • Jun 13, 2019 @ 16:07 at 16:07
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    Hopefully this will not escalate as the US Navy cab sink the entire Iranian Fleet in minutes.

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    • Jun 13, 2019 @ 20:21 at 20:21
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      sounds good to me

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    • Jun 14, 2019 @ 8:21 at 8:21
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      Wonder how long before the pathetic Jew haters blame the Mossad for all this.

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  • Jun 14, 2019 @ 7:58 at 7:58
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    They are depending on turning the world against us for sinking their fleet in less than 30 minutes.

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  • Jun 14, 2019 @ 14:28 at 14:28
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    If it turns out to be a terrorist group responsible for this we should focus our attention on them and pursue them like we did ISIS no matter where they hide.

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  • Jun 15, 2019 @ 6:33 at 6:33
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    hole is few meters is above the water. probably is new secret jumping torpedo 🙂

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  • Jun 16, 2019 @ 0:11 at 0:11
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    Israelis an enemy according to statements made by Iran a few years back when the sai they would like to blow Israel off the map. So my friend, Solomeo, you are sorely mistaken or grotesquely misinformed.

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