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Dryad Global acquired “unconfirmed reports” that an oil tanker – which might be the NCC Dammam – was attacked, the maritime safety group mentioned on Twitter as we speak. There remains to be no quick affirmation from the Saudi authorities.

According to Strategic Risk Consultancy MENA Twitter account, the incident occurred at round 8am native time.

They tweeted: “For nearer three and a half hours the NCC DAMMAM has been showing the status of ‘Not Under Command’ on Marine Traffic.”

The UK Maritime Trade Operations additionally issued a warning discover following information of the oil tanker assault.

They confirmed the experiences and mentioned “investigations are ongoing”.

The time period “vessel not under command” means a vessel that via some distinctive circumstance is unable to manoeuvre.

This means it’s unable to maintain out of the way in which of one other vessel.

It is believed the vessel is owned by Saudia Arabia and was in-built 2008.

One individual on Twitter mentioned the oil tanker “handles petroleum and chemical materials”.

According to Neptune P2P Group, the King Fahd Port are “transmitting a warning message” informing ships to be “vigilant”.

They wrote: “King Fahd Port control are transmitting a warning message on VHF CH 11 instructing ships to be vigilant and monitor the North and South entrance for suspicious small boat activity.

“It has been reported that an unidentified vessel might have suffered an explosion and black smoke has been noticed within the approaches to the South port entrance.

“The report of an explosion has yet to be confirmed by the port authorities but the sighting of black smoke has been verified by shipping awaiting entry to the port.”

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