Oil slick spotted after Saudi tanker sabotaged


Oil slick spotted after Saudi tanker sabotaged

A Saudi tanker damaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in mid-May appears to have leaked a trail of oil, satellite images released on Friday show.

Radar satellites operated by the Finnish company Iceye photographed the vessel Amjad on May 14, two days after it and three other ships, including another Saudi tanker, were mysteriously sabotaged in the Sea of Oman.

Neither Saudi Arabia nor the UAE, both close allies of the United States, have yet given details on the exact nature of those attacks, which come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Riyadh’s arch rival Tehran.

“There is a trail of oil that is on the surface of the sea,” Iceye’s vice president Mikko Keranen told AFP. Read More

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