Explosion Occurs in Tanker off the Coast of Saudi Arabia

A Greek oil tanker has reportedly been damaged by an explosion near a Saudi port in the Red Sea.

A Greek oil tanker has reportedly been damaged by an explosion near a Saudi port in the Red Sea near the border with Yemen.

Maritime security company Ambrey has said that the MT Agrari, a Maltese-flagged, Greek-managed vessel was possibly struck by a sea mine off the coast of Shuqaiq.

The Agrari reportedly had been carrying cargo from Rotterdam, Netherlands and that it had discharged at the Shuqaiq Steam Power Plant.

“The Agrari was struck about 1 meter above the waterline and has suffered a breach. It has been confirmed that the crew are safe and there have been no injuries,” said the Agrari’s operators. 

The operators claimed that the ship was attacked by an unknown source despite Ambrey’s suspicion that it was a mine explosion.

“The explosion took place in port limits and punctured the hull of the vessel,” explained Ambrey.

The ship is currently floating off the coast and had been boarded by Saudi officials to examine the situation. 


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