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(Update) Japanese-Operated Tanker Attacked near Hormuz

(Update) Japanese-Operated Tanker Attacked near Hormuz

   Cairo, June 13 (Jiji Press)--Two tankers, including one operated by a Japanese company, were attacked Thursday near the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway through which large amounts of oil and gas are transported.
   The ships were heavily damaged by what appeared shell attacks in the Gulf of Oman, according to media reports and other sources.
   One of the two is the Kokuka Courageous, operated by Tokyo-based Kokuka Sangyo Co., the Japanese transport ministry said.
   The 19,349-ton tanker, registered in Panama, received more than one attack, according to the ministry.
   Officials of the ministry and Kokuka Sangyo said the vessel was on its way to Singapore and Thailand to transport 25,000 tons of methanol from Saudi Arabia.

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