According to Agence France-Presse and the Financial Times, the head of Guohua Industries, a Japanese company owned by Kokuka Courageous, one of the two suspected tankers, said the crew had seen flying objects flying towards the ship before the attack.
According to the Financial Times, this statement contradicts the US Navys suggestion that ships were attacked by Limpet mines.
U.S. released video of Iranian troops dismantling mines accusing Iran of planning attacks
On June 14, the United States Central Command released a video and photograph taken by a P-8 reconnaissance aircraft. It claims that Iran dispatched a speedboat to take the mine eight hours after the attack and that the process was just captured by the photoelectric system of the patrol P-8 patrol aircraft.
The Central Command claimed that the armed men with rifles in the video were the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Navy, and they cleared unexploded mines hanging from an attacked tanker in the Gulf of Oman on their boats. Officials say the videos and photos prove that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy planned to attack two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.