Statement about Pacific Zircon

16 November 2022

Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. Ltd. (EPS) is investigating an incident involving our managed product tanker Pacific Zircon (IMO: 9539573).

Preliminary reports indicate the vessel, carrying a cargo of gas oil, was hit by a projectile approximately 150 miles off the coast of Oman at about 15:30 (UTC+4) on 15 November 2022.

We are in communication with the vessel and there is no reports of injuries or pollution. All crew are safe and accounted for.

There is some minor damage to the vesselís hull but no spillage of cargo or water ingress.

Our priorities are to ensure the continuing safety of the crew and vessel.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

Eastern Pacific Shipping - press release