'An Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea was hit by two suspected rockets on Friday off the coast of Saudi Arabia, raising fears of further escalation in the already-volatile Gulf region.
The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said in a statement the hull of the ship sustained two separate explosions about 100km (60 miles) off the Saudi port city of Jeddah.
It said the blasts - one at 5am local time and the other at 5:30am (02:00-02:30 GMT) - were "probably caused by missile strikes".
"All the ship's crew are safe and the ship is stable too," said NITC, the tanker's owner, adding those on board were trying to repair the damage.
The state-owned company said contrary to reports, "there is no fire aboard the ship and the ship is completely stable".
"Experts believe it was a terrorist attack," Iran's Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.
There was no immediate acknowledgement from Saudi Arabia about the blasts.'
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Iran oil tanker on fire after ‘being hit by rockets in terrorist attack’ off Saudi coast
'Two rockets have struck an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, causing a major explosion, according to officials in Tehran.
“Two missiles hit the Iran-owned ship near the Jeddah port city of Saudi Arabia,” state television reported.
“The oil tanker ... sustained damages to the body when it was hit by missiles 96km from the Saudi port city of Jeddah.”
The foreign ministry said the tanker had sustained damage from the explosion.
“Experts believe it was a terrorist attack,” the agency reported, adding that oil spilled out into the sea after the blast.'
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