Supertanker owner hires military specialist to investigate ‘freak wave’ explosion

By Andy Rice 29 July 2010

So was it it a wave, or pirates, or terrorists, or what? When the M. Star first reported trouble in the Strait of Hormuz, the immediate assumption was terrorism, or perhaps piracy gone wrong. Then the coast guard of Oman told everyone to stand down, because the incident had been caused by a freak wave, perhaps triggered by seismic activity. But the Japanese consulate general in Dubai isn't buying that, and clearly neither are owners Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. On Thursday Mitsui said it is bringing in military specialists to investigate, and navel forces in the region remain on alert. International Business Times, Xinhua

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