Oct 11, 2019 10:41 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 12, 2019 21:42 Asia/Tehran]
  • FILE PHOTO: Iranian hit-tanker stable, crew safe
    FILE PHOTO: Iranian hit-tanker stable, crew safe

An Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea has been hit by two rocket on Friday, exploded at two points, but all crew members are safe.

Iran Press/ Middle East: According to the National Iranian Oil Company Public Relations and International Affairs Department, the Iranian oil tanker SANITY owned by the National Oil Company, has been hit this morning in two separate explosions, possibly in the 60 miles of ​​the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah at 5:00 pm and 5:20 pm.

According to Iran Press, the two main tanks of the ship are damaged and the oil is spilling into the Red Sea.

Fortunately, all of the ship's crew are safe and secure, and the ship is now in stable condition, with only the ship's body slightly damaged which the crew is trying to control.

Ship technical experts in the company's emergency room are investigating the status and causes of the accident.

Contrary to some news, there has been no shipwreck, and the ship is in stable condition and fortunately, all crew members are in safe and sound condition.

It should be noted that the blast led to a rise in oil prices in the international markets.


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