July 28, 2010 / 10:09 AM / 9 years ago

RPT-Japan tanker hit by quake, no sign of attack-Oman

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MUSCAT, July 28 (Reuters) - An oil tanker owned and operated by Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (9104.T) was damaged in a “tremor” and there was no evidence of an attack, the Omani coastguard said on Wednesday, while Iran reported an earthquake to its south.

“The boat was hit by a tremor ...we have no information of an attack,” an official at the Omani coastguard told Reuters.

An official at Iran’s International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering told Reuters: “A minor earthquake of 3.4 magnitude happened in Bandar Abbas”.

Oman had not closed its side of the strait of Hormuz and it was “business as usual”, an official from the Omani ministry of transport said.

Reporting by Saleh al-Shaibany, Raissa Kasolowsky in Dubai and Robin Pomeroy in Tehran; Editing by Jason Neely

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