Iran denounces that an Iranian oil tanker has suffered two explosions in the Red Sea – EUROPA PRESS
MADRID, 11 Oct. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The National Petroleum Company of Iran (NIOC) has reported on Thursday that an Iranian oil tanker has suffered two explosions “probably” caused by the impact of “missiles” while navigating the Red Sea about 60 miles off the coast of the town from the Saudi town of Jeddah, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported.
The press office of the Iranian state oil company has said that the oil tanker 'Sabity', operated by the NIOC, has suffered two explosions “probably by missiles” at 5.00 and 5.20 hours on Friday. The explosions have affected the ship's hull and caused damage to its tanks, which has caused a spill into the Red Sea.
The Iranian state company has said that the entire crew is safe and sound and that the damage is limited to the ship. “Only the ship's hull has been damaged and the crew is trying to control them,” said the NIOC. Technicians and experts sent from the NIOC headquarters are investigating the causes of the explosion.