|16 July, 2019

Missing oil tanker ‘not owned by the UAE’: official

UAE is monitoring the situation

Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

ABU DHABI: A UAE official said today that the oil tanker MT RIAH is not owned by the UAE.

He explained in a statement, "The tanker in question is neither UAE owned nor operated.

"It does not carry Emirati personnel, and did not emit a distress call.

"We are monitoring the situation with our international partners," he concluded.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2019.

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