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Many tanker carriers have ships heading to the Gulf of Oman

Several tanker companies have ships headed for the Gulf of Oman and during the next few days they will decide whether to continue doing business in the region. There are concurrent reports of high day rates, the head of a larger tanker pool tells ShippingWatch.

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Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, it is still unknown who is to blame. OW Bunker's former CEO in Singapore, Lars Møller, is going to prison for five years, Get an overview of this week's top picks.

US says video shows Iran was involved in an attack on tanker

US officials have released a video they say show Iran was involved in an attack on an oil tanker near the entrance to the Persian Gulf on Thursday, one of a pair of incidents that have raised tensions between the US and the Islamic Republic over the past day. Watch the video here.

Frontline tanker attacked in waters off Fujairah

Vessel Front Altair, owned by John Fredriksen's tanker shipping company Frontline, is among two ships attacked off the coast of Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman. The crew of the Frontline vessel has been picked up, sources tell ShippingWatch.

Media: Panama has kicked out Iranian ships

Around 60 tanker ships with Iranian owners have allegedly been excluded from Panama's ship register, report several media. The move happens as part of the US sanctions against Iran.

The US again warns tankers against violating Iran sanctions

The US government has issued a new warning to the shipping industry to not violate the recently reintroduced sanctions by, for example, sailing Iranian oil to Syria. At the same time, the US also introduces new sanctions against nine Iranian targets.

US warns shipping against dealing with Iranian companies

More than 200 individuals and ships in the Iranian shipping and energy sector, including the two major state-owned carriers, are included on the US sanction list. The US warns the global shipping industry against Iranian attempts to evade the sanctions.

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