Crew members of Japan's tanker thanked Iran for rescuing them after two oil tankers were reportedly attacked near the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, as the interview filmed in Jask and aired on Iranian TV on Friday shows.

"Everything [is] okay, we have new clothing, we have food, we have fresh water, good hospitality, thanks for everything," said one of Japan's Kokuka Courageous crew members.

Other crew members also stressed the hospitality they received in Iran.

Japan's Kokuka Courageous with 23 people on board and Norway's Front Altair with the same number of crew members, were reportedly attacked south of the Strait of Hormuz where almost a fifth of the world's oil exports pass through.

The incident comes amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington DC, which has pointed the finger at Iran over attacks on four vessels last month.

The US accused Iran of being responsible for the recent alleged attacks on the two oil tankers too.

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