UPDATED 6:36 AM PT — Thursday, June 13, 2019
There is developing news out of the Gulf of Oman, where the U.S. Navy is assisting two oil tankers which have allegedly been attacked.
According to reports, the two ships caught fire off the coast of the United Arab Emirates Thursday. All crew members on board have been evacuated with one sailor slightly injured.
— Borzou Daragahi (@borzou) June 13, 2019
This comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The U.K. Maritime Trade Operations has released a statement urging anybody in the area to practice extreme caution.
Oil prices have also jumped amid reports of the alleged attack. More information will become available as the situation develops.