Explosion reported on ship at Syrian port, fire put out

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Explosion reported on ship at Syrian port, fire put out
An explosion was reported on a ship at the port in Latakia with a fire reported on the ship, according to Arabic media.
By TZVI JOFFRE
AUGUST 10, 2021

Syrian media reported an explosion and fire on a ship at the port in Latakia on Tuesday, with initial reports indicating that the affected vessel had been used to transfer Iranian oil to Syria in the past. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out in a ship that was undergoing maintenance at the port. Smoke from the fire caused some of the workers to suffer difficulty breathing. The ship was empty, according to SANA.

TankerTrackers.com, an online service that tracks and reports shipments and storage of crude oil, identified the vessel as the WISDOM, saying that the tanker had recently relocated in the port to make room for the Iranian oil tanker SAM 121. The WISDOM has been used to transfer Iranian oil from Iranian tankers, including the SAM 121, to Syria in the past, according to TankerTrackers.com.

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