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A tanker attacked by an “external source” in Saudi Arabia caused a fire

December 14th – A Singapore-flagged oil tanker discharged in Saudi Arabia was attacked by “external sources” early Monday, causing fire and hull damage.

The shipowner, Hafnia, said oil may have been lost at the port of Jeddah, but the amount was still determined. Hafnia said no one was injured and the case was under investigation.

Jeddah was the scene of a bomb attack that injured four people in a graveyard last month. The attack took place during a ceremony commemorating those who died in World War I.

According to Hafnia, the incident on Monday happened after midnight.

“The captain immediately stopped all discharges and enacted emergency procedures on board,” Hafnia said in a statement. “The crew extinguished the fire with the help of the coastal fire brigade and tugboats, and all 22 crew members were explained without injury.”

Hafnia operates 178 vessels that transport oil and petroleum products worldwide to oil and major chemical companies.



A tanker attacked by an “external source” in Saudi Arabia caused a fire

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