A bomb attack rocked an oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia today in another attack on the country’s energy industry.
A small boat laden with explosives hit the tanker while it was docked in the city of Jeddah early Monday morning. The attack resulted in a small fire, and none of the crew was injured, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.
There have been several attacks on Saudi’s prominent oil industry in recent weeks, with some related to the war in Yemen.
In mid-November, Yemen's Houthi forces launched two boats with explosives at an oil facility in Jazan near the Yemeni border. Later that month, a Greek tanker in the Red Sea port Shuqaiq sustained an explosion that Saudi authorities also blamed on a Houthi boat.
Saudi Arabia backs the Yemeni government militarily in its war against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The Saudi Press Agency did not identify the perpetrator of Monday’s attack in Jeddah.