Athens, Greece - October 21, 2022
Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp. (the "Company" or "OET") (Oslo Bors: OET), today provides an update on one of the Company’s tankers, the Nissos Kea.
In the afternoon of 21 October 2022, while the vessel had called for loading at the port of Ash Shihr in Yemen, there were two drone-driven explosions in close proximity. Neither explosion impacted the vessel. All crew is safe and unharmed. There was no damage to the vessel and no pollution.
Accordingly, our Master sailed the vessel from the loading port and she is now in international waters.
All necessary precautionary measures were duly taken beforehand and during the incident. The relevant authorities have been kept closely informed, as required.
The Company is satisfied that its health & safety protocols, which are well-designed to deal with such circumstances, were appropriately applied to ensure the safety of our vessel and our crew in a timely manner.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
OET is an international tanker company providing seaborne transportation of crude oil. The Company was incorporated on April 30, 2018 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and is listed on Oslo Bors under the symbol OET. The sailing fleet consists of six modern scrubber-fitted Suezmax tankers and eight modern scrubber-fitted VLCC tankers.
VLCC Nissos Kea. Image by Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp.
Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp. press release