December 14 According to the Associated Press Dubai, the British Maritime Trade Action Organization, a subsidiary of the Royal Navy, said that on the 13th local time, an explosion occurred in the water near the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, damaging a ship.
The agency did not elaborate on the situation, and it urged vessels in the region to be cautious and said that the investigation was under way.
An oil tanker exploded in Saudi Arabia, suspected of being “external attack”
According to the ABC, an oil tanker exploded in the Saudi port city of Jeddah early on December 14 local time. The tanker’s company said that the explosion was caused by an “external attack”.
According to the report, there were 22 sailors on board at the time of the explosion, all of whom have escaped and no casualties have been found. In a statement, BW Group said that there may be some oil spills at the scene of the explosion.
The report mentioned that last month, a ship sailing from Saudi Arabia was damaged by a mine. The Saudi government blamed the incident on the Houthi militants in Yemen, which Yemen did not comment. Earlier this month, a cargo ship sailing from the Yemeni port city of Ništong was also subjected to a “mysterious attack”.
An oil tanker exploded in the port of Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia. There are no casualties for the time being.
On the morning of the 14th local time, the Singapore-based shipping company Hafnia issued a notice showing that the Singapore-flagged tanker BW Rhine exploded while docking in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia, in the early morning of the 14th local time, and there were no casualties for the time being.
In the announcement, Havnia Company said that the tanker exploded after being attacked by external forces, and then a fire broke out. Twenty-two crew members on board tried to put out the fire without casualties, but some of the hull was damaged and oil spills may occur. At the time of press release, the Saudi side had not explained the matter.