One of the four ships that have been subjected to sabotage in the Gulf of Oman is Norwegian. The oil tanker Andrea Victory has holes in its hull, but it won’t sink.
The oil tanker, which is just over 47,000 deadweight tonnes, is owned by Thome Ship Management, and the 14-year-old ship sails under the Norwegian flag.
The company states in an announcement that “an unknown object” on Sunday caused a hole in the stern of the hull, but that there is no danger of harmful emissions or that the ship would sink.
MT Andrea Victory is still off the coast of the port city of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, and according to Thome Ship Management, the crew is assisting local authorities in investigating what may have happened.
Saudi Arabia reported on Monday that two other oil tankers were subjected to “sabotage” off the coast of the Emirates, but it is unclear how big the damage is and what caused it.
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