BREAKING: Iranian Tanker on Fire After “Hit by Missiles” off Saudi Coast

Ship was traversing the Red Sea on Saudi Arabia's western coast

Editor’s note: Seeing the tanker was in the Red Sea and an oil spill has been reported it means it had been on the way to deliver oil to Syria which is under US economic siege targeting oil supplies in particular.

A tanker belonging to Iran’s government-owned oil corporation has been hit by two missiles and caught fire in the Red Sea, 60 miles from Saudi shores. The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack, local media says.

The tanker Sinopa, operated by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), was sailing through the Red Sea when the explosion occurred. The blast was powerful enough to damage two of its reservoirs, leading to an oil spill in the area.

Local media cited unnamed Iranian “technical experts” who believe that the incident could have been caused by a “terrorist attack,” but didn’t provide any evidence to back the claim.

The tanker’s crew wasn’t hurt in the incident, which took place near Jeddah, the largest port in the Red Sea and maritime gateway to Saudi Arabia.

NIOC, which once ranked second after Saudi Aramco in terms of crude oil extraction, told state-run IRNA news agency that the vessel was hit by what appears to be two missiles. That report did not expand on where the attack came from.

The news comes less than a month after a swarm of drones and missiles targeted Aramco’s major oilfield in the city of Abqaiq, inflicting heavy damage to the facility and cutting production in half. Yemeni Houthi rebels, who have been fighting Saudi troops since 2015, claimed responsibility for the attack, but Riyadh and its ally Washington pinned the blame on Iran – a claim which it vehemently denies.

Source: RT

  1. CHUCKMAN says

    Classy, America.

    You are now inching more closely to real war, and not just economic terror.

  2. Mikhail Garchenko says
    I agree with the “two options” from Colonel Cassad.
    (BTW, “Cui Bono..?”)

  3. Grand Nagus Zek says

    Saudis and/or US hit
    would bet money on it

    1. Richard Hollembeak says

      Mossad ,Cia, MI6 or any of their backed terrorist organized murders ?

  4. sardarqamariqbalksa says

    This is retaliation of Missile attack on Saudia oil refinery.

  5. Robert says

    What does the Red Sea have to do with Syria? Someone built a canal through Jordan while I wasn’t paying attention?

  6. John C Carleton says

    The Red Shield dragon strikes again!

    ‘Like A Red Shield Dragon Falling From The Sky In Flames’
    Like A Red Shield Dragon Falling From The Sky In Flames’

    Like a Red Shield dragon falling from the shy in flames-
    Israhell will light the night sky with her burning shame-

    Exposed as FAKE Hebrews, Liars, Fakes Frauds, bunch of pedophile-
    Slaughtering the Indigenous Semitic Palestinians in their own domiciles-

    A demon god’s promise to another people in a long gone time-
    Provided the cover needed to rape rob murder the Semitic Paleistinian line-

    Now their evil stands shown to the whole world by the illumination of the Morning Star-
    Which sends the reflection of the LIGHT from distances afar-

    Naked they stand before the world and it is not a pretty sight-
    This evil demon possessed bunch on humanity’s butt a cancerous blight-

    The cancer must be surgically removed from the Middle East-
    Thus saith all the good gods and their favorite war beast-

    The name will become one when spoken men spit on the ground-
    At the memory of the evil conjured up by the revolting putrid sound!

    The Ole Dog!

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