Oct 11, 2019 19:01 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 12, 2019 21:42 Asia/Tehran]

Chief Executive of the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) Nasrollah Sardashti said on Friday that no country helped Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea after the accident happened for the tanker. 

Iran Press/Iran news: According to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Public Relations and International Affairs Department, the Iranian oil tanker SABITi owned by the NITC, has been hit this morning in two separate explosions, possibly in the 60 miles off the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah at 5:00 am and 5:20 am.

The two explosions, ‘likely by missiles’, have hit the vessel at 5:00 and 5:20 AM on Friday some 60 miles off Jeddah, said NITC in a Friday statement.

It said that the explosion has hit the vessel’s hull, causing heavy damages to the vessel’s main reservoirs, which had resulted in an oil spill in the Red Sea.

Technical experts on the oil tanker and experts in NITC headquarters are currently investigating the cause of the explosions.

Oil was spilled into the sea after the ship was hit by two missiles, but later the oil leak was controlled.

Fortunately, all of the ship's crew are safe, and the ship is now in stable condition, only the ship's body slightly damaged which the crew is trying to make it through towards the Persian Gulf.


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