‘Fonte extern’ faz explodir petroleiro ao largo da Arábia Saudita
December 14, 2020 - Uma explosão causada por "fonte externa" abalou um petroleiro no porto da cidade saudita de Jeddá, sugerindo que mais um navio caiu sob ataque ao largo do reino,talvez relacionado com a sua longa guerra no Iémen.
The Singapore-flagged BW Rhine saw all 22 sailors on board escape without injury, the BW Group said in a statement. The company warned it was possible some oil leaked out from the site of the blast.
Saudi Arabia did not immediately acknowledge the blast, which struck off a crucial port and distribution centre for its oil trade. Last month, a mine damaged another tanker off Saudi Arabia in an attack that authorities blamed on Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels.