The New Year started with rather peculiar shipping news as an oil tanker in Iraq has found its hull loaded with explosives. The incident once again highlighted the risks of shipping in the Arabian peninsula.
A Singapore-flagged oil tanker was hit by an explosion off Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jiddah. According to reports, the explosion took place because of an external source.
In the Red sea, about 125 miles north of Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen, an oil tanker has suffered a blast attack. The Athens-based TMS Tankers said the Maltese-flagged vessel was “attacked by an unknown source” after it had finished discharging and was equipping to depart the dock in Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia.
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A captain of an oil tanker ship was murdered by armed assailants off the coast of eastern Venezuela, Reuters reported.
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