US issues maritime alert over Fujairah sabotage

The US has issued a new alert to maritime traffic over alleged “acts of sabotage” of ships off the coast of the UAE amid heightened regional tensions between America and Iran.

The US Maritime Administration, which stressing the incidents had not been confirmed, warned shippers early on Monday to exercise caution when travelling past Fujairah, a port city on the eastern edge of the UAE on the Gulf of Oman.

It gave co-ordinates of the alleged sabotage, putting it just north of Fujairah.