An Iranian and 2 Oil tankers are have been identified in the video taken by US military.
An Iranian vessel that has been identified from parade videos has been identified. Its an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Gashti class patrol boat.
Its removing something in the video from the Kokuka Courageous . It's a Japanese owned Oil Tanker.
What we don't know for sure is what its removing and what the Iranian vessel did before that.
The Americans say its a limpet mine. That's unclear though.
The US say the Iranians placed it there and that the footage of the Iranians removing an object from the damaged vessel proves they put that object there and it was a mine.
Nothing shows the Iranians putting anything there.
However you have to ask yourself WHY would Iran remove anything from a damaged Oil Tanker?
Its important to note though.
The crew of one of the Kokuka Courageous, say it was a flying object that attacked them.
The Japanese ship owner has said the US is wrong.
Yukata Katada,the president of the company that RUNS the Kokuka Courageous says he didn't think there was a bomb or anything attached to the side of the Tanker.
It's all very strange.
What WAS the Iranian vessel removing and why?
I mean if it's not a mine why don't they just say what it was?