Saudi Arabia says two of its oil tankers have been targeted in a “sabotage attack.”
The incident took place off the coast of Fujairah, part of the United Arab Emirates, threatening the security of global oil supplies, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said.
One of the two vessels was on its way to being loaded with Saudi crude oil from the port of Ras Tanura, to be delivered to state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco’s customers in the United States, Falih added.
There were no casualties reported or an oil spill but there was significant damage to the structures of the two tankers. No details were given on the nature of the sabotage.