Incident reported for a vessel off UAE Fujairah port

TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) – A vessel is reported to have suffered an incident off the coasts of UAE in the Persian Gulf near Fujairah port.

The reports are coming in that say a new vessel experienced an incident off the coasts of UAE in the Persian Gulf near Fujairah port on Tuesday.

The incident comes after the last Friday's attack on an oil tanker owned by the Israeli regime.

British Maritime Trade Operations has confirmed “an incident is currently underway…east of Fujairah,” adding that investigations are ongoing.

British sources say the ship had hit a mine. British naval sources have also asked other ships not to approach the area.

Other reports also say that the ship is owned by Singapore.

Oman Air Force reportedly is scanning the area.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press has reported that two ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcast warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering under unclear circumstances as authorities reported “an incident” was underway in the area.

It wasn't immediately clear what was happening off the coast of Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman.

The two vessels — an oil tanker called the Golden Brilliant and an asphalt carrier called the Kamdhenu — reported via their Automatic Identification System trackers that they were “not under command,” according to MarineTraffic.com That typically means a vessel has lost power and can no longer steer.

The British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations only warned ships that “an incident is currently underway.” An Oman Royal Air Force Airbus C-295MPA, a maritime patrol aircraft, was flying over the area where the ships were, according to data from FlightRadar24.com.

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