TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Two separate explosions hit an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea 60 miles off Saudi Arabia's Jeddah port city on Friday morning, official IRNA news agency reported.

The explosions, possibly caused by the "missile strikes," caused serious damage to the vessel and oil is spilling to the sea, the report said.

The oil tanker belongs to National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC).