Crew members of Frontline’s oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai, the Norwegian ship’s operator said on June 15, as Reuters agency reports.
“All 23 crew members of the tanker departed Iran, from Bandar Abbas airport, and landed at Dubai International Airport at 1830 CET this afternoon,” a statement said.
According to Frontline spokesman, the crew of Russian, Filipino and Georgian nationalities, were well-looked after by Iranian authorities. Most flew home straight after arrival to Dubai, with the rest to travel on Sunday.
The United States and Great Britain have accused Iran of attacking the tankers, but Tehran denied that.
The other tanker hit, the Kokuka Courageous, was being towed toward the United Arab Emirates’ port of Kalba, its operator said on Friday.
As it was reported earlier, UK accused Iran of attacking tankers in Gulf of Oman on June 13. British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt stressed that these recent attacks are based on the nature of Iran’s destabilizing behavior and pose a serious danger to the region.