Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has said two Saudi oil tankers targeted in a so-called “sabotage attack” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have sustained “significant damage”.
Khalid Al-Falih made the comments in a statement early on Monday by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, before he labelled the attack a “dangerous threat to the safety and navigation and international security”. He said the two tankers were targeted off the coast of Fujairah, one of the Emirates in the UAE. The UAE on Sunday said the sabotage targeted four boats, without elaborating or naming suspects.
Khalid Al-Falihsaid said one tanker was en route to the kingdom to be loaded with Saudi crude oil to send to the United States.
He said, the attack didn’t lead to any casualties or oil spill; however, it caused significant damage to the structures of the two vessels.”