An oil tanker has been struck by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman, media reported on Wednesday.

Iran PressMiddle East: The United States Navy's Fifth Fleet is aware of an incident in the Gulf of Oman involving a commercial vessel; Commander Timothy Hawkins told Reuters. 

The tanker was hit by a projectile off the coast of Oman, causing minor damage to the hull with no injuries or spillage of the gas oil cargo, Eastern Pacific Shipping, which manages tanker Pacific Zircon, said on Wednesday.

The Singapore-based firm, which Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer controls, said it was investigating the incident, which took place approximately 150 miles off the coast of Oman. "All crew are safe and accounted for," it said.

"Preliminary reports indicate the vessel...was hit by a projectile," Eastern Pacific Shipping said. "There is some minor damage to the vessel's hull but no spillage of cargo or water ingress."


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