Massive oil tanker ‘disappears’ from Strait of Hormuz

By Eudore R. Chand

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MT Riah ‘not owned by the UAE’

ABU DHABI 17 July 2019: A UAE official said yesterday that the oil tanker MT Riah is not owned by the UAE.

It is claimed that the Panama-flagged tanker disappeared while passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

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

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

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


Dubai Gazette