Iranian Oil Tanker Catches Fire after Explosion Off Saudi Coast

Iran NITC Believe Tanker was Hit by Missile

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Iranian Oil Tanker Catches Fire after Explosion Off Saudi Coast
Oil Tanker Fire

An Iranian oil tanker burst into flames after an explosion near the coast of Saudi Arabia early Wednesday morning, Iranian media reported.

Tanker Sinopa belonging to Iran’s national oil company (NOIC) was about 60 miles off the port city of Jeddah when the incident happened.

The vessel’s two main storage tanks were severely damaged during the explosion causing oil to spill into the Red Sea.

The fire was put off and the spillage contained, the country’s national tanker company (NITC) said.

NOIC believes the vessel might have been hit by missiles. The tanker was regularly used to supply oil to the Syrian government despite the international sanctions.

Iran has since denied involvement in the attack.

The incident comes barely a month after cruise missiles and drones destroyed an oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia.

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