Oil Tanker Attacked By Mine Explosion At Terminal In Saudi Red Sea (Gulf of Tonkin Part 2)

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Hey! It’s never too late!

Right after the Israeli Saudi late night romantic rendezvous, how coincidental. Both the BBC and CNN are now reporting that a number of Iranian passports were apparently found floating around the oil tanker.

An oil tanker in the Red Sea has been subject of a mysterious attack while it was anchored at the Saudi port city of Shuqaiq on the Red Sea, reportedly after a mine exploded.

The vessel has been identified in Bloomberg as the Maltese-flagged, Greek-managed Aframax tanker Agrari which early unconfirmed reports are saying was “attacked while at a berth” according to a statement on behalf of its owner TMS Tankers.

The Agrari, file image

The statement further said that attack was from “an unknown source” just as as the tanker was undergoing preparation to depart, and it’s further said to be stable with no cargo on board, however the ship was breached by the blast.

Early reports are suggesting a mine may have been placed on the ship’s hull.

Hmm I wonder who did this.

Maritime news analyst Will Collins describes of the incident

The Aframax tanker Agrari was “attacked by an unknown source” early this morning, while at berth in the Red Sea port of Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia, and suffered a breach, ship management company TMS Tankers said.

TMS Tankers, which manages the 107,000 deadweight tonne (dwt) tanker, said it was struck one metre above the waterline and breached, having discharged at the port and while preparing to depart. The tanker transported a fuel oil cargo from Ventspils, Latvia to Shuqaiq, arriving on 23 November, according to oil analytics firm Vortexa.

The Red Sea, which remains among the world’s busiest shipping channels, has in recent years witnessed military tensions and incidents between Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Houthi rebels amidst the civil war that has been raging for at least five years.

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The latter is said to be backed and supplied by Iran, which raises the question of whether this attack is connected to rising tensions also centered on speculation that Trump may be planning some kind of preemptive military strike on the Islamic Republic just before leaving the White House in January.

As if biden won’t give all the swamp creatures and our greatest pals exactly what they want anyway.

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  1. Saudi Arabia killed 3000+ Americans on 9/11, funds and arms terrorists the world over, and there are many links to Mossad operations in the 9/11 sphere (google “dancing Israelis” as a start) as well as Israel having attacked and killed US servicemen in the USS Liberty “incident”.
    Notice that Israel and Saudi Arabia are allies and never antagonistic to one another. Makes on really wonder why they are “Our Greatest Ally”.
    Notice that Jonathan Pollard has been out of jail for years now, and is set to return to Israel. The punishment for treason is typically death. But, he IS an Israeli, after all, so…….. it’s all good.
    After all, it isn’t technically treason if it’s done for those who actually rule the country.

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