Basra oil terminal damaged in tanker accident

Exports are stable and no serious injuries were reported after one berth of the al-Basra Oil Terminal was badly damaged by a collision with a massive oil tanker.
Basra oil terminal damaged in tanker accident
An oil tanker fills up at Iraq's al-Basra Oil Terminal. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - An oil tanker collided with a major piece of Iraq's offshore export infrastructure late Friday, causing extensive damage to one of the four berths that comprise the al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT).

The country's overall oil export levels have not been affected, and nobody was seriously injured, even though the accident sent living quarters falling into the Basra Gulf.

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