Iranian media sources have reported an explosion on an oil tanker in the Red Sea off the coast of Jeddah on Friday, October 11. According to initial reports, the incident occurred approximately 97 km (60 mi) from Jeddah. Unconfirmed sources claim that the explosion caused heavy damage to the tanker and caused an oil spill. The oil tanker is reportedly owned by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). Details are still emerging.
Individuals in the region are advised to monitor developments to the situation.
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