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11 October 2019 10:02

The vessel was off the western coast of Saudi Arabia, 60 miles southwest of Jeddah, at the time.

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An Iranian oil firm says that a tanker carrying a million barrels of crude to Syria has been hit by two missiles in the Red Sea. An explosion was reported early this morning on the Sinopa, a tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company. The vessel was off the western coast of Saudi Arabia, 60 miles southwest of Jeddah, at the time. A statement said that two of the main holding tanks were holed and heavily damaged and that oil was reported to be pouring into the sea. When the fire first took hold in the vessel there was no immediate apparent cause, although the Iranian fleet is old and poorly maintained, partly as a result of international sanctions, and two other tankers have…

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