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Saudi Arabia Says Committed to Security of Navigation

Saudi Arabia Says Committed to Security of Navigation

Saturday, 12 October, 2019 - 12:00
A picture shows the Iranian-owned Sabiti oil tanker sailing in Red Sea. Reuters
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Saudi Arabia said it received a distress message on Friday from a damaged Iranian tanker in the Red Sea but the vessel kept moving and switched off its transponder before it could provide assistance, state news agency SPA reported on Saturday.

SPA quoted the General Directorate of Border Guard as saying that the Sabiti tanker did not respond to many communications from the Saudi authorities.

Saudi Arabia was committed to the security and safety of navigation and international laws, it added.

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