Posts Tagged ‘tanker’

Iran ‘Will Respond’ to October attack on tanker ‘At Appropriate Time And Place’

Radio Farda – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on November 9 in Moscow that Iran will respond to the attack on one of its tankers off Saudi Arabia’s coast in October. Araqchi who was taking part in the Moscow Non-Proliferation Conference, said, “we have had a lot of attacks and incidents. The latest […]

Iran accuses US, Israel, Saudi Arabia of targeting its oil tanker in Red Sea

Member of Iranian Parliament’s National Security Commission Abolfazl Hassan Beigi accused the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia of targeting his country’s oil tanker in the Red Sea, local news agencies reported. Hassan Beigi was quoted by the Iranian news agency Mehr saying that the footage from the cameras placed in the tanker […]

Iran blames alleged tanker attack on Israel, US and Saudis

A senior Iranian lawmaker on Wednesday blamed Israel, the United States and Saudi Arabia for an alleged attack on an oil tanker last week off the Saudi coast and said he would take the complaint to the UN. Tehran says the Iranian-flagged Sabiti tanker was hit by two separate explosions off the Red Sea port […]

Iran denies tanker attacked in Red Sea keeps leaking

Press TV – Iran’s state-run operator of oil tankers has rejected media reports suggesting a ship that was attacked last week in the Red Sea and off the coast of Saudi Arabia keeps leaking while on its way back home. The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said on Tuesday that an oil leak from Iranian […]

Zarif: ‘One or more governments’ behind attack on Iranian oil tanker

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Iran releases photos from alleged attack on its tanker off Saudi coast

Iran on Monday released pictures showing two gaping holes in the hull of an oil tanker it alleges was attacked off Saudi Arabia last week. Tehran says the Iranian-flagged Sabiti tanker was hit by two separate explosions off the Red Sea port of Jeddah on Friday. It is the first Iranian ship to have been […]

Iran reveals pictures of oil tanker ‘damaged by rocket strike’

Sky News – New pictures have emerged showing damage to an Iranian tanker allegedly struck by rockets near the Saudi port city of Jeddah. Oil leaked into the Red Sea from the Sabiti vessel after the explosion on Friday, which Iranian media reported was likely caused by a missile attack. The images were released on […]

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of attack on oil tanker in Red Sea

Bloomberg – Iran said missiles that struck one of its oil tankers in the Red Sea probably came from Saudi Arabia, marking the latest escalation in a tit-for-tat conflict between the two Middle Eastern powers that has roiled energy markets. The incident, which caused an oil spill and a 2.3% jump in crude prices, comes […]

Iranian oil tanker hit by two blasts in Red Sea

Press TV – Two separate explosions, possibly caused by missile attacks, in an Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) have hit the vessel near the Saudi port city of Jeddah. The incident took place some 60 miles from Jeddah early Friday, according to informed sources. The explosions have reportedly hit the vessel’s hull, causing heavy […]

Tehran confirms Iranian tanker hit by 2 projectiles, says attack resulted in oil spill

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Friday said that the tanker was “struck twice in half an hour from the eastern side of the Red Sea,” but did not elaborate on the type of missile or munition used in the attack. The incident reportedly occurred 60 miles from the Saudi port of Jeddah. Also on Explosions […]

Explosions rock Iranian tanker near Saudi port city of Jeddah, oil spilling into Red Sea

The tanker Sinopa, operated by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), was sailing through the Red Sea when the explosion occurred. The blast was powerful enough to damage two of its reservoirs, leading to an oil spill in the area. Local media cited unnamed Iranian “technical experts” who believe that the incident could have been caused by […]

Iranian Oil Tanker Attacked Near KAS Port—Was it Saudi Arabia, Israel or the USA?

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British-flagged tanker reaches Dubai port following release from Iran

   The British-flagged oil tanker that was seized by Iran in July has arrived at Dubai’s Port Rashid in the United Arab Emirates, according to ship-tracking websites. The Stena Impero, which had been held off Bandar Abbas for more than two months, started moving out of the Iranian port on September 27 and reached the […]

Tanker Wars: Despite US-UK Maneuvering, Iran Delivers Oil to Syria

On September 5th, we learned that an Iranian oil tanker which had been previously held by British authorities in Gibraltar for five weeks – had in fact delivered its cargo to Syria. Journalist Simon Hooper from Middle East Eye reported last week: “Two sources told MEE that oil from the Adrian Darya 1, which the […]

Iranian tanker previously detained in Gibraltar allegedly offloads oil in Syria

2019-09-06 BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The Iranian oil tanker, ADRIAN DARYA (previously Grace 1), that was previously detained in Gibraltar has allegedly offloaded its cargo in Syria, the Middle East Eye reported. According to the Middle East Eye, the ADRIAN DARYA offloaded at least 55 percent of its cargo, a similar claim made to Al-Masdar from […]

Trump Administration Outright Bribes Iranian Ship Captain to Hand Over Oil Tanker

    US Offers Iranian Tanker Captain Millions To Hand Over Ship The United States offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker currently at the center of a diplomatic spat, according to the Financial Times and confirmed to the AFP by the US state department. US special representative to […]

Iran warns UN shipping agency about US moves against oil tanker

Tasnim – Iran’s Embassy in London warned the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations’ shipping agency, about the US’ hazardous moves against an Iranian oil tanker that was recently released from Gibraltar despite Washington’s request to continue its detention. In a tweet late on Wednesday, Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad said the embassy […]

Iranian Tanker Still Bound For Syria; US Working To "Disrupt" Oil Transfer: Report

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Iranian Tanker Showdown Heads To Turkey

The Iranian tanker which had been detained for the past five weeks in Gilbraltar has suddenly switched its ship data to show it is headed to a Turkish port, instead of arriving at waters off southern Greece, as previously planned.  Reuters has cited real-time ship tracking website MarineTraffic to show the change in the Adrian Darya’s (formerly […]

Bolivia Orders World’s Largest Air Tanker to Combat Amazon Fires

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales announced on Wednesday that Bolivia had contracted a Boeing 747 ‘Supertanker’ to help extinguish huge forest fires in the Amazon that have that spilled over from Brazil. By Wednesday evening, the government confirmed that the tanker is arriving in the country and will be operational on Friday.  The ‘Supertanker’ can carry more […]

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