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Saudi Press Agency

Four commercial ships subjected to sabotage operations near UAE territorial waters, no fatalities or injuries reported

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1440/9/7 - 2019/05/12

Abu Dhabi, May 12, 2019, SPA -- Four commercial ships were subjected to sabotage operations today, 12th May, near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of Fujairah, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced.

In a statement issued today, the UAE Ministry said that the concerned authorities have taken all necessary measures, and are investigating the incident in cooperation with local and international bodies.

It said that there had been no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels and that there had been no spillage of harmful chemicals or fuel.

The UAE statement said that the carrying out acts of sabotage on commercial and civilian vessels and threatening the safety and lives of those on board is a serious development. It called on the international community to assume its responsibilities to prevent such actions by parties attempting to undermine maritime traffic safety and security.

The Ministry also described as 'baseless and unfounded' rumors earlier today, 12th May, of incidents taking place within the Port of Fujairah, saying that operations within the port were under way as normal, without any interruption.

20:17 LOCAL TIME 17:17 GMT

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