Gulf of Oman tanker attacks

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For the May 12 attacks, see Fujairah oil tanker explosions

The Front Altair and the Kokuka Courageous were struck by explosions in the early morning of June 13. The Kokuka Courageous had left Al Jubai in the KSA on June 10. The Front Altair had left Ruwais in the UAE on June 11.

A burning tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13, 2019
Kokuka Courageous

Initial reports

Limpet mines

Timestamp 13:18:12
Timestamp 14:07:11
According to CENTCOM: This is the view of the remnants of a removed limpet mine’s placement, location, and damage sustained from a limpet mine attack, on the starboard side of motor vessel M/T Kokuka Courageous, while operating in the Gulf of Oman, June 13. A limpet mine is attached to a vessel via magnet and/or nails. The holes seen were created by nails used to hold the mine in place. Source

Suspects

Analysis

Japan's prime minister Abe was meeting Iran's religious leader Khamenei at the time of the attack. Khamenei rejects the letter from Trump.

US war plans

See also Israel-Iran war