Explosion / Gulf of Oman 01-260221





INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: TBC (possible Wider Conflict Incident)

 

Date and Time: 25 February 2021, 2040UTC

Location: Gulf of Oman

Position: 24°23’N, 058°33’E

Distance from Shore: Approx. 48nm from Muscat

 

Vessel Details

Type: Vehicle Carrier

L x B: 200m x 35.4m

Speed: 17kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: 0

Killed: 0

Damage to vessel: To be confirmed

Damage to cargo: To be confirmed

Security Present: None

Weather: Light Air / 0mm precipitation

Wave Height: 0.5m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: TBC

Number of Craft: TBC

Weapons Seen: TBC

Equipment Seen: TBC

 

Description: A vehicles carrier sailing from Damman (Saudi Arabia) to Singapore reported an explosion. Vessel has turned round and is heading to nearest port. No reports of injuries to
crew. No cause has yet been reported for the explosion, although some reports are stating that vessel may have been targeted by Iranian or Iranian-backed groups due to Israeli ownership of the vessel.

 

ARC will update if more information is received.

 

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