Two oil tankers were attacked last night near the Strait of Hormuz a major oil shipping route. Iran is suspected in the attacks. Tehran denied any involvement. Iran State media released the following video. Early uncomfirmed reports from Mariners claim torpedo’s were used. Iran has a new class of submarines called the “Conqueror” class capable of such an attack.
Submarine photo released by the official website of the Iranian Presidency
UPDATE: Seems the crew abandoned ship and talked over the radio about an un exploded mine.. so someone was ordered to recover the evidence…….”The small white patrol craft in the video is typical of the type used by Iran’s IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) Navy in the Gulf. In recent years, the IRGC Navy has steadily supplanted Iran’s conventional Navy all along Iran’s Gulf coast, from its border with Kuwait in the north all the way down to Pakistan and the Arabian Sea. Its forces have built up a formidable flotilla of small, high-speed, hard-to-detect attack craft armed with mines, missiles, torpedoes and drones.