Ships told to stay away from Gulf of Oman following serious attacks

The conflict in the Gulf of Oman has escalated due to several reasons, says Risk Intelligence following attacks on two tanker vessels in the area Thursday morning. Bimco says the situation is so severe that it represents the stage just prior to an armed conflict.

Images from Iranian state TV allegedly show one of the two tanker vessels which were attacked Thursday. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/AFP / IRIB TV

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