Car carrier suffered explosion, turned back, Gulf of Oman

Car carrier HELIOS RAY reportedly suffered explosion on board in Gulf of Oman at night Feb 25, while en route from Dammam Saudi Arabia to Singapore. The ship continued her sailing but several hours later turned back, and as of 1200 UTC Feb 26, is heading towards Persian Gulf. Crew reportedly, are safe, there’s no danger to ship, extent of damages if any, unknown at the moment.
Car carrier HELIOS RAY, IMO 9690547, GT 71177, built 2015, flag Bahamas, manager RAY SHIPPING LTD, Israel (EQUASIS).

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.