Explosion damages Japanese tanker in Strait of Hormuz

An access occurred Wednesday aboard a Japanese oil tanker in the Bewilderment of Hormuz abreast Oman, according to the U.S. Fifth Fleet and Japan's Admiral of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.The Japanese admiral said one being was afflicted aboard the barge M. Star, but the U.S. Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, said in a account that no injuries were appear by the ship's master.The tanker's buyer and operator, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., said the access could accept resulted from an attack, as a aggregation affiliate saw ablaze aloft the horizon, the admiral said in a statement. However, the Fifth Fleet said the account of the bang was unknown. Because of its location, the Japanese admiral account said, the access was absurd to accept been acquired by oil on the tanker.However, Capt. Musa Murad, administrator of the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, told the state-run Emirates News Agency that the tanker was casual through the bewilderment back it was apparent to a aerial beachcomber as a aftereffect of an convulsion shock.