AGRARI tanker attacked at Shuqaiq Facility.
Nov 25, 2020
There are conflicting reports about an attack on the Greek owned & Maltese flagged MT Agrari oil tanker today in the Saudi port of Shuqaiq. According to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, a commercial vessel was targeted in a foiled terrorist attack but has suffered damage approximately 1 meter above the waterline from shrapnel. The blast, which they claimed occurred on Wednesday November 25th, hit the MT Agrari, while it was off the coast of Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia, just north of the Yemeni border. Some of the facts support this but other do not.
After sitting at the Shuqaiq anchorage for a day the ship moves towards the offshore oil terminal at 6:00 UTC on November 23rd. A satellite image captured at 07:57 UTC shows 2 tugs helping the tanker into the berth and it appears at that time it was already leaking fuel oil fairly severely.
A side by side of satellite images from the 22nd on the left and 23rd on the right show the difference in the water around the facility after the vessel arrives. Its possible this is just sand being stirred up by the powerful pusher tugs but the fact that its still visible the next day also makes this scenario far less likely.
At 19:22 UTC on Monday November 23rd the tracking signal for the Agrari is lost and had not come back as of publishing. A Saudi Royal Coast Guard vessel is currently sitting next to the last reported position for the Agrari.
Another satellite image from the next day, November 24th shows that there still appears to be oil drifting around the tanker and in the area. The ship is still at the terminal indicating it is still unloading its cargo.
The final satellite image from today Wednesday November 25th shows what appears to be burns on the side of the ship and again a small amount of fuel oil.
I feel there are only 3 realistic possibilities here that would explain the story / evidence.