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Oil Tanker Hit by Blast at Saudi Terminal in Red Sea

Satellite image of leaking oil tanker

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 25, 2020 “The Agrari was struck about one meter above the waterline and has suffered a breach,” TMS Tankers said in a statement. LONDON/DUBAI – An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, the ship’s manager said on Wednesday, in an attack confirmed by Saudi …

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BREAKING: Yemen’s Houthi rebels seize ship in Red Sea

PortandTerminal.com, November 18, 2019 RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Reuters and Al Jazeera are reporting that Yemeni Houthi forces seized a “suspect vessel” in the Red Sea. The Houthis are saying though that it will be released it if it proves to belong to South Korea after legal procedures are completed. Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency, Saudi Press Agency, quoted coalition …

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Maritime Image of the Day: “The Opening of the Suez Canal” (1869)

The opening of the Suez Canal on November 17, 1869 (Credit: The Print Collector/Getty Images)

PortandTerminal.com, November 17, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – This year is the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal. As every schoolchild learns, the canal is a man-made waterway connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea. It enables a more direct route for shipping between Europe and Asia, effectively allowing for passage from …

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Saudi Arabia: “Cargo ships could be at risk in Red Sea” #Sooner_or_Later

PortandTerminal.com, November 2, 2019 Saudi Arabia on Friday warned that explosives-laden high speed remote-controlled small boats could target cargo ships and oil tankers passing through the busy and sensitive Red Sea maritime route RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabian defence officials have warned that cargo and crude-laden ships passing through the Red Sea could be at risk from remote-controlled boats …

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Iran’s leader blames unspecified “government” for latest tanker attack

PortandTerminal.com, October 14, 2019 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident, although none has been presented. DUBAI – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani vows to respond to an attack on one of the country’s oil tankers in …

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Iranian oil tanker hit by two missiles near Saudi port

October 11, 2019 by Reuters By Parisa Hafezi and Sylvia Westall DUBAI, Oct 11 (Reuters) – An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil sites since May. The Sabiti The …

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