Saudi Arabia assists Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea, no injuries

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RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s coast guard assisted an Iranian oil tanker with engine trouble off the coast of Jeddah in the Red Sea after Riyadh received a request for help from Iran, the state news agency SPA said on Thursday.

The vessel “Happiness 1” and its 26 crewmembers were found 70 km (43 miles) southwest of Jeddah Islamic Port, the agency said, adding that the captain had requested a tow due to “engine failure and loss of control”.

The crew comprised 24 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, SPA said.

“The kingdom received an official request for help, through its…



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