Bahri: ‘minor’ VLCC damage after Houthi attack
Saudi Arabian owner says cargo unaffected after militia targeted tanker.
“The VLCC suffered only minor damage and there were no injuries to our crew aboard,” Bahri said.
“The cargo was unaffected and there was no loss of containment. The crude carrier successfully resumed her northward journey across the Red Sea.”
Bahri thanked the Saudi-led coalition whose warship intervened and ensured that the tanker’s continued journey 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.”
The rebel Houthi group said it had carried out the attack in response to a coalition air strike that killed at least 12 civilians.
The ship was en route from Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabia to Ain Sukhna in Egypt when it was targeted.