The tanker, managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime, was attacked on Thursday, resulting in the death of two crew members, also including a Romanian national. In a statement, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office offered condolences to the families of those killed.
They wrote: “We are deeply concerned by today’s incident off the coast of Oman.
“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the British and Romanian nationals killed in the incident.
“Vessels must be allowed to navigate freely in accordance with international law.”