2 separate explosions, possibly caused by missile attacks, hit an Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company near the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iran’s Press TV reported.
According to the state-run channel, the incident took place some 96 km from Jeddah early on October 10.
“A statement by NITC said the SABITI tanker was hit by two separate explosions at 5:00 and 5:20 am Friday, probably after being struck by missiles.
It said the crew members are currently safe and none of them has been harmed in the explosions. The tanker is currently in a stable condition, the statement added.
The NITC later dismissed the reports that the vessel has caught fire, according to the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum’s official news agency SHANA,” Press TV says.
The Iranian Students News Agency citing anonymous sources said that technical experts are currently investigating the cause of the explosion. They supposedly believe it was a “terrorist attack”.
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