Thursday, June 13, 2019

Two Ships Attacked in Gulf of Oman (Near Strait of Hormuz)

Two ships were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz, multiple news outlets report, sending oil prices as much as 4% higher.

One of the tankers, the Front Altair, is carrying a cargo of petrochemical feedstock, and is ablaze in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran.

The second tanker targeted is the Kokuka Courageous an oil tanker.

Photo of Front Altair:

Deep dive analysis at the EPJ Daily Alert.



  1. Who would believe a single word that comes from the US government?

  2. The State Department released a video taken by a drone or aircraft that presumably shows an Iranian military boat removing an unexploded device from the hull of one of the tankers. The military boat looks more like a deep-sea fishing yatch but what would I know? Meanwhile, back in Trumplandia, the president was sable-rattling on Fox & Emptyheads this morning. When asked by his adoring fans what is the government going to do in response, he said "we'll see." He also says that Iran "respects us now than when president Obama signed that agreement with them." Yeah, I miss those days when the government preferred not to pick a fight needlessly with Iran...