Tanker catches fire near Strait of HormuzChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 30, 2020
A tanker has reportedly caught on fire just west of the Strait of Hormuz.
Sea incident VLCC Zoya 1
Topics: Tanker fire Strait of Hormuz
"Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution," UKMTO said in a bulletin on its web site.
UKMTO officials would not identify the ship but said Emirati coast guard is offering assistance.
Coast guard officials have reportedly named the ship as 300,500-dwt VLCC Zoya 1 (built 1996). ■