Stolt Tankers B.V., a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited and operators and owners of MT Stolt Valor, has confirmed that the vessel suffered an explosion on board while transiting the Persian Gulf.
At least one crew member is reported missing. A Coalition warship is presently on site and is providing assistance. The company reported that 24 of the 25 crew members are safe and on board the Coalition vessel. One crew member is currently missing. Families of all the crew are being contacted as a matter of urgency.
Stolt is working in close cooperation with the authorities on site in order to establish the whereabouts of its missing seafarer and the condition of the vessel.