After Attack On Oil Tankers, Crew Arrives In Dubai : NPR
Mariners from the MT Front Altair arrive at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday. Jon Gambrell/AP hide captiontoggle caption
Mariners from the MT Front Altair arrive at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday.Jon Gambrell/AP
Days after explosions blasted through two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, the crew of one of the vessels arrived Saturday in Dubai, according to The Associated Press.
The workers' recollections of the Thursday explosion could potentially help back up or refute the U.S. claim that Iran is to blame. The nation's capital of Tehran denies the accusation.
Though the cause of the explosions is not yet clear, Gulf countries are tightening their security measures on the Strait of Hormuz, and the oil tankers were a key topic of conversation as world energy ministers met Saturday in Japan.
The 10 employees working on the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair landed in Dubai following two days in Iran, the AP reports.
The Front Altair caught fire after what the U.S. described as an attack with limpet mines, AP reports. These are mines that adhere to the sides of ships.
Black smoke billowed off the tanker, and a passing ship rescued the seamen aboard, according to the AP.
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