Explosion rocks Iranian tanker near Saudi port city of Jeddah, oil spilling into Red Sea – reports

//Explosion rocks Iranian tanker near Saudi port city of Jeddah, oil spilling into Red Sea – reports

A tanker belonging to Iran’s government-owned oil corporation has reportedly been hit by a blast and caught fire in the Red Sea, 60 miles from Saudi Arabian shores. The incident is treated as a “terrorist act,” local media say. The vessel, operated by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), has been sailing through the Red Sea when the explosion occurred, according to Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency. The blast was powerful enough to damage two of its reservoirs, leading to an oil spill in the area. Local media cited some unnamed Iranian “technical experts” believe that the incident could have been caused by a … (full story)

2019-10-11T11:43:34+00:00