JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia
An oil tanker off the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah was hit by an explosion Monday, according to local sources.
The Singapore-flagged BW Rhine suffered material damage after being hit by “an external source”, the BW Group, a shipping company, said in a statement.
All 22 crew members on board survived the blast without injury, the statement said.
The company warned of a possible oil spill due to the explosion.
No statement has yet been issued by Saudi Arabia or Houthis in Yemen.
* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz
Copyright 2021 Anadolu Agency. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.