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11 Oct 2019 | 05:48 AM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Explosion reported on Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea Oct. 11

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Media sources report an explosion on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea near Jeddah on October 11; details are still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Saudi Arabia


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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