KUWAIT CITY, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Kuwaiti government on Thursday denied reports that Kuwait has declared "maximum state of alert" after an incident involving two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Tareq Al-Mizrem, official spokesman of the government and the government liaison bureau president, said in a statement that the authorities have not declared such a measure.
Earlier Thursday, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) affirmed that its operations were running smoothly, adding that it was ready to address any kind of emergencies.
"All precautions were taken to make sure that the company's fleet were secure and ready to sail," KOTC said in a statement.
KOTC added that its fleet was not affected by the recent event occurring in the Gulf of Oman, indicating that the company was following up on the incident.
Al Arabiya TV reported that two oil tankers were hit in the Sea of Oman near Iran on Thursday and all 21 crew members onboard evacuated.