October 11, 2019 / 7:15 AM / 13 days ago

U.S. Navy says aware of Iran tanker reports, no further info: spokesman

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet is aware of media reports about an Iranian tanker blast but has no further information so far, a spokesman said on Friday.

“We are aware of the reports but we don’t have any further information,” he said. The Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet protects shipping lanes in the Middle East.

Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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