Friday, July 30, 2021

Iranian drone strikes Israeli tanker Mercer Street twice, fatalities

 July 30, 2021. Greece.

Iran attacked an Israeli oil tanker with two drone strikes.

An Iranian attack and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle delivered two strikes on the Israeli oil tanker Mercer Street during its passage off the coast of Oman. As a result of two powerful explosions, two crew members were killed, while at least three more were injured, escaping with various injuries.

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It is reported that the drone dropped two ammunition on the tanker, while the vessel itself did not receive any critical damage. The source says the incident took place on July 29th.

“On July 29, off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, an Israeli-owned tanker MERCER STREET, en route from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, was attacked by a drone from which several explosive devices were dropped. As a result of the attack, two members of the ship's crew were killed ", - reports "Telegram" -channel "operational line".

Information that the reconnaissance drone belonged to Iran has not yet received official confirmation, since it was not possible to track the movement of the drone after the attack on the Israeli oil tanker. However, the incident appears to be related to earlier attacks on Israeli civilian ships in the region.


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