An Israeli-managed oil tanker was attacked off the coast of Oman, killing 2 crew members

An Israeli-managed oil tanker was attacked off the coast of Oman, killing 2 crew members
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Approximate location of Mercer Street attack
The approximate location of an attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker on July 29, 2021, according to the UK Marine Trade Operations. Google Maps; Insider
  • An oil tanker managed by an Israeli-owned company was attacked off the coast of Oman.

  • The company, Zodiac Maritime, said two crew members were killed.

  • It called it a "suspected piracy attack."

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An oil tanker managed by an Israeli-owned company was attacked off the coast of Oman, the company said.

The UK Marine Trade Operations said it had received reports saying the attack took place on Thursday night.

Two crew members were killed, according to the Associated Press.

The Mercer Street ship, which is Japanese owned, is managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime, according to Reuters.

Mercer Street oil tanker
A January 2016 photo of the Mercer Street oil tanker off Cape Town, South Africa. Johan Victor via AP

Zodiac Maritime said in a statement on Friday: "We can confirm that there has been a suspected Piracy incident onboard the product tanker M/T Mercer Street."

It said that the two killed crew members were from the United Kingdom and Romania, and that the company was "not aware of harm to any other personnel."

It said there was no cargo on board at the time.

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