Bahri, the national shipping carrier of Saudi Arabia, confirms that the oil tanker ‘Abqaiq’ was targeted on 03 April 2018 at 09:16 UTC in international waters south-west of the port of Al Hudaydah in Yemen.

Bahri Confirms Its Oil Tanker Was Targeted In International Waters
Caption: Oil tanker Abqaiq - Image courtesy of Aart van Bezooijen

The VLCC suffered only minor damage and there were no injuries to the crew aboard. The cargo was unaffected and there was no loss of containment. The crude carrier successfully resumed her northward journey across the Red Sea.

“Bahri is grateful to the Saudi-led coalition whose warship intervened and ensured that the carrier’s continued journey towards its destination was safe and uninterrupted. 

With our emergency systems in place, our crew and crisis response teams followed standard safety procedures, and we are currently cooperating and coordinating with all concerned authorities and officials,” said Bahri. 

Source: Bahri