April 4, 2018 / 7:53 AM / 18 days ago

Tanker hit by Yemen's Houthis was Saudi vessel Abqaiq - EU naval force

LONDON (Reuters) - A Saudi oil tanker hit by Yemen’s Houthi group on Tuesday was the vessel Abqaiq, the EU naval force said on Wednesday.

Shipping data showed the vessel was a Saudi-flagged super tanker capable of carrying 2 million barrels of oil.

Its owner, Saudi shipping group Bahri, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reporting By Jonathan Saul; Writing By Maha El Dahan

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