Iran Informs IMO of New Attacks

Iran Informs Global Maritime Body of Two New Attacks on Its Tankers, Calls Red Sea ‘Unsafe’ – Report


Tehran had previously only reported a single attack on one of its tankers, which took place in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on 11 October. The country promised to conduct a full investigation of the incident before pointing the finger at those responsible, but noted that the incident must have been organised by “one or more” states.

Iranian authorities have notified the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that a total of three of its oil tankers have been attacked over the course of six months, all in the same region – in the Red Sea, off the Saudi coast, The Wall Street Journal reported. In its letter to the international body, Tehran indicated that the attacks, which it argues were likely “organised by one or more states”, had impacted regional maritime security in a negative way.

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Image of the damaged tanker, via Iranian Oil Ministry

Image of the damaged tanker Sabiti, via Iranian Oil Ministry

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