Iranian oil tanker harbors in Jeddah due to technical failure

Tehran, May 2, IRNA – An Iranian oil tanker had to harbor in Saudi port of Jeddah due to a technical problem, announced the National Iranian Tanker Company on Thursday.

The tanker was sailing for the Suez Canal in the Red Sea 8:35 Iran time (5:30 GMT) when its engine was flooded and died. Therefore, it had to be taken to the nearest safe port, i.e. Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia.

None of the 26 staff members were injured and the vessel is in a stable situation.

Since there has been no leakage from the tanker, the incident has caused no pollution or environmental impacts whatsoever.

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