Canada condemns latest attacks on shipping tankers in Gulf of Oman

Global Affairs Canada has issued a statement condemning the latest attacks on shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

The statement said in part, “Canada is a trading nation dependent upon freedom of navigation and the uninterrupted passage of maritime trade. These attacks on civilian shipping are of concern to Canada and many of our international partners."

Canada is in contact with partners and closely monitoring the situation.

Two tankers have been damaged by explosions in the Gulf of Oman, a strategic waterway crucial to global energy supplies.

It is the second time in the past few weeks that tankers appear to have been attacked in the region.