An explosion occurred on the oil tanker vessel BW RHINE on Sunday, December 14, 2020. At the time, the vessel was berthed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to reports, the explosion was due to an external source.
The explosion comes just weeks after an explosion damaged the Aframax crude oil tanker vessel Agrari on November 25, 2020. At the time, the vessel was at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border.
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