Saudi Arabian coast guard rescues Iranian tanker

The Saudi Arabian coast guard (SACG) is reported to have rescued Iranian crude oil tanker Happiness 1 (IMO 9212905) near Jeddah Islamic Port in the Red Sea early on April 30th the Saudi Press News Agency said, adding that the crew of 26 were all rescued.

Happiness 1 was carrying more than 1m barrels of fuel oil on the way to the Suez Canal when she suffered water ingress in the engine room off the coast of Saudi Arabia. The ship had been sailing in tandem with Iranian tanker Sabiti (IMO: 9172040). Authorities received a distress call from the tanker on April 30th after the engine broke down.

2003-built, Iran-flagged, 160,930 gt Happiness 1 is owned by Target Transportation Inc care of manager NITC of Tehran, Iran.

1999-built, Iran-flagged, 81,479 gt Sabiti is owned by Europe Transportation Inc care of manager NITC of Tehran, Iran