Iran: 23 oil tanker crew members filmed safe in Jask after suspected attackJune 13, 2019 at 18:19 (GMT) · Published
The 23 crew members of one of the oil tankers involved in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman were filmed sitting in a room in Iran's city port of Jask on Thursday, after they were rescued earlier in the day.
The two ships, one carrying oil and the other a cargo of chemicals, were reportedly attacked in the Strait of Hormuz earlier on Thursday.
According to reports, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described the incidents as "suspicious," saying they occurred while Abe was meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for "extensive and friendly talks."
Despite Iranian media reporting that the crews of both vessels had been rescued by Tehran, the US Navy contradicted these reports and said that 21 of the rescued sailors were onboard a US military vessel.
The cause of the incident, which happened outside the Strait of Hormuz, is not yet clear.