Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port of Jeddah

TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (MNA) – An explosion struck a tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, maritime sources said on Monday, without elaborating on the cause.

According to Al-Ahed, Saudi authorities have not yet released the details of the incident, which the United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO) said occurred on Sunday off Jeddah, a key Red Sea port and distribution center for oil giant Saudi Aramco.

Saudi officials have asked the ships present at the scene to be careful. 

According to Saudi media, an investigation has been launched into the blast and its causes.

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