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

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.

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