Reuters reports Iranian-made drone hit Pacific Zircon tanker off Oman

According to a Reuters report: “An attack on a tanker off the coast of Oman on 15 Novmber was carried out by an Iranian-made drone, US Central Command said in a statement, adding that a multilateral maritime operation led by a British Royal Navy frigate had responded to the area.

“An Israeli official had blamed Iran for the strike on the Pacific Zircon tanker managed by Israeli-controlled Eastern Pacific Shipping. The company said there was minor damage to the hull but no injuries or spillage of the gas oil cargo.

“A White House official earlier said the United States was “confident that Iran likely conducted” the hit using an unmanned aerial vehicle. Iran’s Nournews, which is affiliated with the country’s top security body, blamed Israel for the attack.

“US Central Command said in a statement late on Wednesday that debris “reveals that it was a Shahed-series one-way attack drone” that hit the vessel, identifying it as Iranian-made,” said the Reuters report.

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