All 21 crew members of the Panamanian ship Kokuka Courageous one of two ships reportedly hit in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday gave their ship, the Singapore-based shipping company Bernard Schulte Shipping Management (BSM) , said in a statement.
One of the sailors aboard was injured in the incident, BSM added.
The second vessel involved in the incident is the "Front Altair", which was on fire Thursday morning.
Here is the full explanation:
BSM Ship Management (Singapore) has launched a comprehensive emergency reaction after a security incident aboard our managed products today (June 13, 2019) the Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman.
The 21 crew members of the ship left the ship after the incident on board, resulting in magicians on the starboard side of the ship's hull.
The captain and crew left the ship and were quickly rescued from the nearby Ship Coastal Ace from a lifeboat First Aid aboard the Coastal Ace.
The Kokuka Courageous remains in the area and is not threatened with extinction. The charge of methanol is intact.
BSM's top priority is the wellbeing of the 21 crew members aboard our managed vessel. Coastal Ace is a safe distance from Kokuka Courageous nearby.
The ship is about 70 nautical miles from Fujairah and about 14 nautical miles from the Iranian coast.
The Coastal Ace is now waiting for instructions from British Navy Trade Operations, which reacts to the incident.
BSM Ship Management closely monitors the situation in the Gulf of Oman and will provide another explanation if we have facts.