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June 13, 2019 file photo of an oil tanker on fire in the sea of Oman.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)

Russian oil tanker suffers explosion, 3 crew members missing

Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:03 AM IST
Maritime officials said the tanker wasn’t loaded and the explosion may have been triggered by flammable vapours left behind from the vessel’s previous cargo.
Indian and Sri Lankan authorities are liaisoning continuously to put off the fire expeditiously and they have deployed various assets for the purpose.(ANI/Twitter)
Indian and Sri Lankan authorities are liaisoning continuously to put off the fire expeditiously and they have deployed various assets for the purpose.(ANI/Twitter)

Oil tanker on fire off Sri Lanka coast towed to safety

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 12:29 PM IST
The blaze in the oil tanker, which also bore the brunt of two explosions and a two metre crack, has now subsided, they said.
According to the state-run China Daily, four people were killed and over 50 injured in the blast.(AP (Representative Image))
According to the state-run China Daily, four people were killed and over 50 injured in the blast.(AP (Representative Image))

Four killed, over 50 injured in oil tanker explosion in China

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Video posted online by the state-run CGTN TV showed debris of the exploded vehicle flying all around, causing extensive damage to the neighbouring residential units.
Mindful of social distancing, customers waiting for their turn to buy medicines at chemist shops in Phase 3B2, Mohali, on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Mindful of social distancing, customers waiting for their turn to buy medicines at chemist shops in Phase 3B2, Mohali, on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Coronavirus curfew in Punjab: No flour, pulses, oil, say Mohali vendors; residents cry foul

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2020 01:49 AM IST
A list of authorised neighbourhood shops with contact numbers was published on Mohali administration’s website
The multi-utility vehicle (MUV) and the oil tanker near Panihari village in Haryana’s Sirsa district around 8am on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
The multi-utility vehicle (MUV) and the oil tanker near Panihari village in Haryana’s Sirsa district around 8am on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Five from Punjab killed, 4 injured as MUV collides with oil tanker in Sirsa

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Sirsa
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 11:16 PM IST
Were on their way to attend a ‘satsang’ at Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters; accident took place due to fog, say police
The tanker broke free of its anchor in inclement weather, high waves and strong winds and drifted towards Dona Paula in the capital city of Panaji.(Sourced Photo)
The tanker broke free of its anchor in inclement weather, high waves and strong winds and drifted towards Dona Paula in the capital city of Panaji.(Sourced Photo)

Oil tanker breaks loose in squall at Goa port, drifts towards capital city

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 06:57 AM IST
The Coast Guard said efforts were on to secure the ship to tug boats and tow it back to port.
June 13, 2019 file photo of an oil tanker on fire in the sea of Oman. Iran’s state-run news agency and other media say an explosion has struck an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)
June 13, 2019 file photo of an oil tanker on fire in the sea of Oman. Iran’s state-run news agency and other media say an explosion has struck an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)

Iran says oil tanker struck by two rockets off Saudi Arabia

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 12:17 PM IST
The reported explosion comes after the US has alleged that Iran attacked oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, something denied by Tehran.
Workers repair a damaged refining tower at Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq crude oil processing plant following a drone attack in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.(Bloomberg Photo)
Workers repair a damaged refining tower at Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq crude oil processing plant following a drone attack in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.(Bloomberg Photo)

After drone attack on Saudi oil facilities, US to send reinforcements to Gulf

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:59 AM IST
The Pentagon chief said on Friday an Iranian attack on an American spy drone in June after Tehran seized a British oil tanker, combined with the attack on two Saudi oil installations last Saturday “represents a dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression.”
The Adrian Darya’s detention and later release by Gibraltar have added fuel to the growing tensions between Washington and Tehran.(Reuters FILE photo)
The Adrian Darya’s detention and later release by Gibraltar have added fuel to the growing tensions between Washington and Tehran.(Reuters FILE photo)

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 11:39 AM IST
Iran sanctioned a prominent Washington-based think tank that led criticism of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers over its alleged “economic terrorism,” something the organization described as a “badge of honor.”
The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece after leaving Gibraltar.(AP photo)
The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece after leaving Gibraltar.(AP photo)

Iran warns US against seizing released oil tanker

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:24 PM IST
The United States of America is warned by Iran against any new attempt to seize released Iranian oil tanker.
Four of the crew, including the captain, will have to face the judicial process in a court in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, as they were formally charged after the detention of the vessel.(AFP FILE Photo)
Four of the crew, including the captain, will have to face the judicial process in a court in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, as they were formally charged after the detention of the vessel.(AFP FILE Photo)

4 of 24 Indians on board seized Iranian oil tanker to face prosecution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Twenty crew members, currently on board the vessel, are not facing any formal charges and the Mumbai-based shipping company that hired them is making arrangements for their return, the people cited above said.
Iranian oil tanker ‘Grace 1’ was seized off the Spanish coast earlier this month by British marines and Gibraltar police.(REUTERS)
Iranian oil tanker ‘Grace 1’ was seized off the Spanish coast earlier this month by British marines and Gibraltar police.(REUTERS)

‘Calm and composed’: Govt says 24 Indians on Iranian vessel are ‘in high morale’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 08:33 PM IST
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, at a media briefing, said India had sought consular access which was granted on Wednesday and a three-member team visited and met all the 24 crew members.
The Swedish company that owns the UK-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran said Wednesday it had finally been able to contact its crew being held on board.(Bloomberg photo)
The Swedish company that owns the UK-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran said Wednesday it had finally been able to contact its crew being held on board.(Bloomberg photo)

Swedish owner of oil tanker seized by Iran says crew ‘safe’

Stockholm | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 10:49 PM IST
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized control of the Stena Impero tanker last Friday as it was navigating through an international passage in the middle of the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow chokepoint at the entrance of the Gulf.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards denied involvement in the incident.(AP Photo)
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards denied involvement in the incident.(AP Photo)

UK warship fends off Iran bid to ‘impede’ its tanker in Gulf

London | By Agence France Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 12:38 PM IST
Britain said on Thursday three Iranian boats had attempted to “impede the passage” of a British oil tanker in Gulf waters, forcing UK warship HMS Montrose to intervene.
In this June 13, 2019, file photo, an oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman. A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the US and Iran -- and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth of the world’s oil passes through its narrowest at the Strait of Hormuz. The attacks have jolted the shipping industry, with many of operators in the region on high alert(AP)
In this June 13, 2019, file photo, an oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman. A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the US and Iran -- and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth of the world’s oil passes through its narrowest at the Strait of Hormuz. The attacks have jolted the shipping industry, with many of operators in the region on high alert(AP)

Why an escalation in US-Iran tensions should worry Delhi

PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 07:58 PM IST
Faced with serious attempt to squeeze its economic or strategic assets, Iran will respond in ways that can jeopardise maritime traffic in the Gulf.
Mr Trump’s actions have only reflected his lack of understanding and experience of diplomacy and the need to work with other countries to resolve the situation with Iran(REUTERS)
Mr Trump’s actions have only reflected his lack of understanding and experience of diplomacy and the need to work with other countries to resolve the situation with Iran(REUTERS)

Any war-like situation involving Iran is bound to hurt India

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:50 PM IST
New Delhi must back a process that leads to a negotiated settlement of the Iran issue
A heavy water nuclear facility near Arak, 250km southwest of Tehran. Iran has decided to exceed the uranium stockpile limit.(AP File Photo)
A heavy water nuclear facility near Arak, 250km southwest of Tehran. Iran has decided to exceed the uranium stockpile limit.(AP File Photo)

Gulf tensions: Mike Pompeo rallies leaders over tanker attacks

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 08:19 AM IST
The US has deployed an aircraft carrier group, missile defence systems and an amphibious ship to West Asia in recent weeks citing intelligence that Iranians were planning to carry out strikes against US facilities and those of allies.
Still image taken from a US military handout video purports to show Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from the side of the Kokuka Courageous Tanker, June 13, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Still image taken from a US military handout video purports to show Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from the side of the Kokuka Courageous Tanker, June 13, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)

US says video shows Iran was involved in attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Oman

Bloomberg | By Margaret Talev
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The video and photographs showing a boat alongside the hull of a larger vessel with a hole in its side were released by Central Command along with a timeline of the episode.
The US 5th Fleet, based in the region, said it had received two distress signals from tankers in the Gulf of Oman which had been targeted in an attack.(AP File Photo)
The US 5th Fleet, based in the region, said it had received two distress signals from tankers in the Gulf of Oman which had been targeted in an attack.(AP File Photo)

Norwegian tanker attacked in Gulf of Oman, three blasts: Report

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 04:10 PM IST
On June 13 , the Front Altair, a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, was attacked between the Emirates and Iran.
US also earlier cut off Iran’s ability to sell its uranium to Russia in exchange for unprocessed yellow-cake uranium.(REUTERS Reuters File Photo)
US also earlier cut off Iran’s ability to sell its uranium to Russia in exchange for unprocessed yellow-cake uranium.(REUTERS Reuters File Photo)

In UAE, Trump’s adviser accuses Iran of seeking nuclear arms

Abu Dhabi, UAE | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Trump’s national security adviser said “no reason” for Iran to back out of its nuclear deal with world powers other than to seek atomic weapons.
News came as the US issued a new warning to sailors and the UAE regional allies, reporting the sabotage of four ships in Fujairah.(AP/File Photo)
News came as the US issued a new warning to sailors and the UAE regional allies, reporting the sabotage of four ships in Fujairah.(AP/File Photo)

Two Saudi tankers came under ‘sabotage attack’ off UAE right after US warning

Dubai, UAE | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 10:33 AM IST
Two Saudi Arabia tankers were sabotaged off the UAE coast after US issued a new warning to sailors and the UAE’s regional allies saying that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic.
A Pakistani official says a bus has collided with an oil tanker, killing 13 passengers and leaving another 16 with severe burns. (Representational Image)(AFP)
A Pakistani official says a bus has collided with an oil tanker, killing 13 passengers and leaving another 16 with severe burns. (Representational Image)(AFP)

13 killed as bus collides with oil tanker in Pakistan

Quetta (Pakistan) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
Local administrator Shabbir Mengal says the crash happened Monday in the southwestern Baluchistan province bordering Iran. He says rescuers have recovered 13 bodies and sent those with severe wounds to Karachi.
A forensic technician ties a used police line together to seal off a crime scene in Monterrey.(Reuters Photo/Representative Image)
A forensic technician ties a used police line together to seal off a crime scene in Monterrey.(Reuters Photo/Representative Image)

50 killed, 100 burnt in oil tanker road crash in DR Congo: Official

Kinshasa | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 09:43 AM IST
About 50 people died and 100 were burnt on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on an arterial highway in the west of DR Congo, the acting governor of the region said.
Two company officials reached by The Associated Press refused to say whether that meant the sailors were dead, though the firm separately acknowledged one sailor was injured and hospitalised in Muscat, Oman.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Two company officials reached by The Associated Press refused to say whether that meant the sailors were dead, though the firm separately acknowledged one sailor was injured and hospitalised in Muscat, Oman.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Explosion in Indian crude oil tanker off Oman coast, two casualties reported

Dubai | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 06:06 PM IST
The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion struck MT Desh Vaibhav on Tuesday in the Gulf of Oman while it was en route to Fujairah on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.
An oil tanker is seen at sunset anchored off the Fos-Lavera oil hub near Marseille, France.(REUTERS File Photo)
An oil tanker is seen at sunset anchored off the Fos-Lavera oil hub near Marseille, France.(REUTERS File Photo)

Indian oil tanker suffers explosion off Oman, 3 crew missing

Associated Press, Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 02:29 PM IST
The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion struck the MT Desh Vaibhav on Tuesday in the Gulf of Oman while it was en route to Fujairah on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates.
Police said the incident occurred due to over speeding. The bus was taking passengers from Buner district to Karachi.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Police said the incident occurred due to over speeding. The bus was taking passengers from Buner district to Karachi.(AFP/Picture for representation)

18 killed, 35 injured as bus rams oil tanker head-on in Pakistan

Peshawar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 08:54 PM IST
The Karachi-bound bus was hit by the oil tanker from the opposite direction on the Indus Highway near Kohat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
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