An oil tanker caught fire after an attack on a Saudi port

Monday, December 14, 2020

 An oil tanker caught fire after an attack on a Saudi port

  • A fire broke out on a Singapore oil tanker at the port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • According to foreign media, 22 crew members of the ship were safe from explosion and fire and the fire on the oil tanker was extinguished with the help of naval fire brigade.
  • On the other hand, the Singapore shipping company claims that the oil tanker was attacked from outside, which caused the tanker to catch fire and explode.
  • The company said it was possible that some oil had leaked from the site of the attack, but that the oil tanker was not currently leaking oil, and that further investigations were under way.
  • According to the report, the oil tanker is 84% ​​full and contains 60,000 tons of petrol.
  • Saudi officials have not yet issued a statement or confirmed the blast, while no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Earlier on November 25, the Saudi military coalition involved in the war in Yemen claimed responsibility for thwarting a terrorist attack in the Red Sea and destroying an explosive-laden attack boat.
  • According to the Saudi military coalition, a boat sent by the Houthi militia was destroyed in a timely manner, while an explosive device on board damaged a passing Greek merchant ship. 


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