Iran attacked and seized control of a Romanian oil rig working in its Persian Gulf waters this morning one week after the Iranian government accused the European drilling company of ``hijacking'' another rig.1 -- Act of war.
An Iranian naval vessel fired on the rig owned by Romania's Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP) in the Salman field and took control of its radio room at about 7:00 a.m. local time, Lulu Tabanesku, Grup's representative in the United Arab Emirates said in a phone interview from Dubai today.
``The Iranians fired at the rig's crane with machine guns,'' Tabanesku said. ``They are in control now and we can't contact the rig.'' The Romanian company has 26 workers on the platform, he said.
2 -- Act of piracy.
3 -- Police action.
4 -- Everyone wants to ignore it. Kind of like the Sudetenland.
Using some little info I can get, here is where the Salman Field is located.
With the midline approach, looks like Iranian waters...but...
Eagle1, give it a shot. Looks domestic to me, with wiggle room to make trouble.
Like an old boss like to say, "Get me the d@mn JAG..."