Oil Tanker Explosion Rock Saudi Port

A Singapore-Flagged oil tanker has been hit by an unidentified “external source” that caused a fire and explosion on Monday.

The ship, the BW Rhine, was discharging at Jeddah Port in Saudi Arabia when the incident happened.

Its owners, Hafnia in a statement said the impact caused an explosion and subsequent fire on board, adding that the ship’s crew put out the fire and no-one was injured

The incident comes after an explosion last month rocked a Greek-Operated Oil tanker docked at Saudi Arabia’s Southern Port of Shuqaiq, an attack that a Riyadh-led military coalition blamed on Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

The attacks underscores the vulnerability of Saudi Arabia’s multi-billion dollar oil infrastructure.

The country is stuck in a military quagmire in Yemen, which has been locked in conflict since the rebels took control of the capital Sanaa in 2014 and went on to seize much of the north.

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