Tanker aground in Caspian Sea

(Sep 09 2021)

Product tanker VF TANKER-7 ran aground in the Volga-Caspian Sea while en route from Astrakhan, Volga river, Russia, to Baku, Azerbaijan.



Change in piracy threats in Indian Ocean prompts re-think of High Risk Area

(Sep 02 2021)

A continued downward trend in Somali piracy has prompted leading shipping organisations to reduce the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean, as of 1 September 2021.



3 seafarers die from poisoning offshore Spain on chemical tanker Global Lake

(Sep 02 2021)

Sailing off the coast of Spain on the ship Global Lake, 3 sailors, including the captain of the ship, died from poisoning.



BBC story about incident in July 2020

(Sep 02 2021)

In July 2020, the oil tanker Gulf Sky vanished from waters off the UAE. Days later it turned up in Iran where it's now suspected to be working as a "ghost ship". For the first time, eight former crew have spoken to the BBC about the ship's disappeara...



Cayman Coast Guard helps rescue two Jamaicans lost at sea

(Aug 12 2021)

Two Jamaican men reported missing at sea since 29 July were rescued by a passing cargo vessel and assisted by Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers.



Explosion reported on ship used to carry Iranian oil at Syrian port

(Aug 12 2021)

Syrian media reported an explosion and fire on a ship at the port in Latakia, with initial reports indicating that the affected vessel had been used to transfer Iranian oil to Syria in the past.



U.S. Central Command Statement: Investigation into the Attack on the Motor Tanker Mercer Street

(Aug 12 2021)

Following the July 30, explosive unmanned aerial vehicle attack on the Motor Tanker (M/T) Mercer Street while transiting international waters off the coast of Oman, an expert explosive investigative team from the USS Ronald Reagan embarked the M/T to...



Court sentences 10 pirates to 12 years jail term for hijacking Chinese ship

(Aug 10 2021)

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced 10 pirates to twelve years imprisonment each for hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel in May 2020.



Israel flags evidence Iran hit ship as Mideast tensions rise

(Aug 10 2021)

Israel said it had given allies “hard evidence” that Iran was behind the deadly attack on a tanker in the Gulf of Oman.



First picture of British army veteran killed aboard oil tanker in 'drone attack'

(Aug 10 2021)

British army veteran killed in a suspected drone attack aboard an oil tanker off the coast of Oman named and pictured.



Elite Brit forces plan kill or capture manhunt of Iran-backed terror team after attack

(Aug 10 2021)

British commanders drawing up plans for UK special forces strike mission against Iran-backed terror team which attacked Israeli-operated tanker.



West faces dilemmas over tanker attack

(Aug 10 2021)

Angry words are being traded, diplomats are being summoned and threats of retaliation made public after a deadly drone attack on a merchant tanker. Britain, the US and Israel all blame Iran, which has vehemently denied it. So what exactly happened an...



U.S. sees 'collective response' to ship attack blamed on Iran

(Aug 10 2021)

The United States is confident Iran attacked an Israeli-managed tanker, killing two, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, predicting a "collective response".



What are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?

(Aug 10 2021)

On July 29th, the Panama-flagged oil tanker M/T MERCER STREET was attacked off the coast of Oman, resulting in the deaths of two onboard personnel. Our analysts ask: what are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?



M/T ASPHALT PRINCESS - Analysis & Recommendations

(Aug 10 2021)

Reporting indicates that the Panama-flagged MV ASPHALT PRINCESS was boarded by armed personnel and seized whilst underway approximately 62nm East-Southeast of Fujairah.




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