An explosion and hearth aboard a Singapore oil tanker at a Saudi port was the results of a “terrorist assault,” the Ministry of Power mentioned, condemning the current spate of assaults on the Kingdom’s important infrastructure.
In an announcement carried by state media, the ministry confirmed that the BW Rhine vessel was attacked by terrorists shortly after midnight native time, including that the Singapore-flagged vessel was anchored within the gasoline terminal in Jeddah when it was focused by an “explosives-laden boat.”
The ministry confirmed that there have been no casualties, reiterating an earlier assertion by the ship’s operators, Hafnia, and that there had been no harm to port services.
The spokesman quoted within the assertion slammed the current spate of assaults on important Saudi infrastructure.
“These acts of terrorism and vandalism, directed towards important installations, transcend the Kingdom and its important services, to the safety and stability of vitality provides to the world and the worldwide financial system,” the assertion reads.
The spokesman additionally urged world leaders to make a unified effort to deal with “subversive terrorist acts” and undertake sensible measures to stop additional incidents.
Monday’s assault on an oil tanker discharging on the port of Jeddah comes after assaults on a Maltese vessel in Al-Shuqaiq and the petroleum merchandise distribution station in north Jeddah in late November.
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