Hafnia Shipping Company said: “One of its oil tankers was hit by an unknown” external source “, which caused a fire to break out, and an explosion occurred during the unloading of the ship in the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Hafnia explained in a statement on its website, today, Monday: “PW Rain was injured from an external source while unloading in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at around 00:40 local time on December 14, 2020, which caused an explosion and subsequent fire. Aboard the ship, “according to the (Russia Today) website.
The company added that the crew put out the fire, and no one was injured and that parts of the ship’s hull were damaged.
For its part, the British Maritime Trade Operations Authority said: An explosion struck a ship off the Saudi port of Jeddah on the Red Sea.
The authority, an information exchange institution affiliated with the British Royal Navy, stated that the explosion occurred on Sunday, without going into details, and urged ships in the region to exercise caution, and said: Investigations are underway.