The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) confirmed that the Marshall Islands-flagged aframax Front Altair was attacked at 6.03 am in waters between the UAE and Iran.
“There were reportedly three detonations on board the ship. The crew have been rescued by a passing ship and no injuries are reported,” the authority said.
“The ship is now on fire, and measures to resolve the situation have been implemented.”
The crew of the Frontline tanker were reportedly rescued by the Hyundai Dubai.
Multiple reports have said the vessel was hit by a torpedo, although the Norwegian authorities said the background to the attacks was not entirely clear.
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