Another tanker was attacked at a Saudi Red Sea terminal this week, highlighting the persistent, albeit relatively low-level, risk to shipping in the region. The BW Rhine was discharging fuel at Jeddah on 14 December when it was hit by an explosive-laden vessel. The Saudi Ministry of Energy said this resulted in a small fire, but no injuries or fatalities.

Data intelligence firm Kpler states that the tanker had been chartered by Aramco Trading Company (ATC) to transport 522,000 barrels of gasoline from the 400,000 b/d Samref refinery (Aramco 50%, ExxonMobil 50%) at Yanbu. (CONTINUED - 217 WORDS)