8 April 2020

Iranian oil tanker attacked off Saudi Arabia

Home page Incident
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

An Iranian oil tanker was struck by assumed rockets off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea on Friday, Iranian officials said, becoming the latest maritime incident in the area as tensions between Tehran and Washington skyrocket. reports citing IRNA that The National Iranian Tanker Company said its oil tanker, Sabity, was hit by rockets some 60 miles from the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah as it was passing through along the Red Sea.

All crew on board are reportedly safe and the ship is in stable condition only sustaining surface damage, the report said.

According to officials, there were two explosions on the vessel, causing damage to its main tanks, resulting in oil spewing into the ocean, Iran's semi-official Press TV reported.

The NITC said the explosions occurred between 5 a.m. and 5:20 a.m., causing the price of oil to jump 2.07 percent to $60.33 a barrel.

Houthi rebels in Yemen, who are fighting a civil war with Saudi Arabia, claimed credit for the attack but the United States blamed it on Iran.

The United States has been applying a "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran to force it back to the negotiating table over its nuclear program.

Tensions between the two countries have only increased as there have been several maritime skirmishes in the area, including at least two Saudi tankers that were sabotaged. The United States blamed the attack on Iran, which denied the accusation.

2019.10.11 / 12:58
See also

Terrible explosion took place in Istanbul - Photo

Armenian woman stepped on mine - Ararat has been mined

Turkish fighter jets destroyed terrorists

Tensions rises in Libya: A heavy blow on Haftar

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia

Daesh/ISIS terrorists kill 4 Iraqi soldiers

An Armenian serviceman was killed in Karabakh

Tension rises: UAV belonging to Haftar was shot down

The enemy fired at civilians in Gazakh

PKK wanted to enter the region, Turkish army struck

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla