An Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has experienced technical difficulties in the Red Sea.
The HELM oil tanker ran into technical problems at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, (Tehran time), 75 miles north of the Yanbu port.
“The staff on the oil tanker are working to solve the problem, and the vessel is a stable condition in terms of safety,” said Akbar Jabal-Ameli, the NITC technical director.
“Fortunately, the personnel on the ship are safe,” he added.
He said all the necessary arrangements are being made to remove the technical fault.
“The staff on the ship are in a state of full preparedness and working to solve the problem,” he noted.