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Saudi tanker blast sparks shipping security concerns

Suspicion will fall on Yemen’s Houthi rebels, but Dryad Global says the incident was more likely an Iranian ploy to ‘send waves of panic through the shipping industry’

Hafnia says the Singapore-flagged, 76,580 dwt ship was ‘hit by an external source’ while discharging early Monday morning. The crew of 22 are unhurt and an investigation is under way. UK Maritime Trade Operations says a second vessel may have been affected

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