Dryad Global received “unconfirmed reports” that an oil tanker – which could be the NCC Dammam – was attacked, the maritim security group said on Twitter today. There is still no immediate confirmation from the Saudi authorities.
According to Strategic Risk Consultancy MENA Twitter account, the incident happened at around 8am local time.
They tweeted: “For nearer three and a half hours the NCC DAMMAM has been showing the status of ‘Not Under Command’ on Marine Traffic.”
The UK Martime Trade Operations also issued a warning notice following news of the oil tanker attack.
They confirmed the reports and said “investigations are ongoing”.
More to follow…