Following the June explosions on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Iran was blamed. Limpet mines specific to Iran were given as MO https://www.foxnews.com/world/limpet-mine-oil-tanker-striking-resemblance-iranian-mines

The publicly available pieces of evidence for that seem to be 1) a magnet broken off something, found on a tanker, 2) a video of a Revolutionary Guard speed boat removing something from that (?) tanker, and 3) a picture of that tanker with something conical in shape, at some time previous to the video. 4) explosion damage

My points: The explosion damage looks more assymmetrical than the damage from other, confirmed, limpet mine attacks, and the general construction of such mines seems to not lend itself to anything but circular damage. Neither the shape, nor the method of attachment seem in any way specific to Iran.

Is there evidence for an Iranian limpet mine?

  • "a video of a Revolutionary Guard speed boat removing something from that (?) tanker" well, unless the RG have shown what they removed I'd say that's highly suspicious... – user48163 Aug 12 '19 at 11:15
  • @Orangesandlemons They have nothing to gain from showing what they removed. If it was a US made limpet everyone would assume they're lying. If it was a Iranian made limpet they would hurt their own case. If it was some other kind of military gear, they won't want people to know what it was. If the saw something on the hull, they'd go investigate, just like the americans did, removing what they found from the hull, just like the americans (later) did – bukwyrm Aug 12 '19 at 11:30
  • if it was none-Iranian then you'd expect them to show it. Not that it's 100% proof, just a bit occams-razory. – user48163 Aug 12 '19 at 11:33

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