Oil tanker incident in Oman upgraded to 'potential hijack'

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Oil tanker incident in Oman upgraded to 'potential hijack'

- A shipping incident in the Gulf of Oman, roughly halfway between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, has been upgraded to a 'potential hijack, according to the U.K. s UKMTO, which monitors shipping in the region.

The event occurred approximately 60 nautical miles east of the US port of Fujairah, said UKMTO in its website. Investigations continue, it said.

Last week, an Israeli-operated tanker was shot in the same area in drone strikes that killed two crew members. All of the U.S. were with Iran in blame and Israel vowed to respond.