Bahri, the national shipping carrier of Saudi Arabia, confirmed that the oil tanker ‘Abqaiq’ was targeted on 03 April 2018 at 09:16 UTC in international waters south west of the port of Al Hudaydah in Yemen, is one of its vessels.
The VLCC suffered only minor damage and there were no injuries to crew aboard. The cargo was unaffected and there was no loss of containment. The crude carrier successfully resumed her northward journey across the Red Sea.
In a statement, the company informed, “Bahri is grateful to the Saudi-led coalition whose warship intervened and ensured that the carrier’s continued journey towards its destination was safe and uninterrupted.
With our emergency systems in place, our crew and crisis response teams followed standard safety procedures, and we are currently cooperating and coordinating with all concerned authorities and officials.”
Sea News, April 9