Two Saudi oil tankers were attacked near the UAE
Saudi Arabia's oil minister said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were hit on Sunday by a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates aimed at threatening the security of international oil supplies.
Al-Falih said in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency that one of the two carriers were on their way to load Saudi oil from the port of Ras Tanura and then go to the United States to supply Saudi Aramco customers there.
The minister added that the attack did not result in loss of life or leakage of fuel but caused severe damage to the structures of the vessels.
The UAE Foreign Ministry said yesterday that four merchant ships were "subversive" near UAE territorial waters without casualties, but gave no details on the nature of the sabotage.