CARGO SHIP SAILS BACK AFTER MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION

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Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion last week left Dubai’s port and was transiting the Gulf of Oman, reports LiveMint.

•Sailing towards Arabian Sea

The giant Bahamian-flagged roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo ship, was sailing along the Omani coast toward the Arabian Sea, according to satellite-tracking data from website MarineTraffic.com, days after docking in Dubai for repairs.

Overnight, the vessel passed through the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a third of the world’s oil flows. Its destination remained unclear.

•What happened?

Last week, a blast struck the cargo ship in the same waterway, raising alarms about ship security in the Mideast.

For more information read our article Cargo Ship Docked for Repairs Following A “Mysterious Explosion”

•What is the reason?

It remains unclear what caused the explosion, which reportedly punched two holes in the vessel’s port side and two on its starboard side, just above the waterline.

Source: LiveMint