Singapore Condemns Tanker Shooting Incident Off Iran

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has expressed "deep concern" with the alleged shooting incident involving the Singapore-flagged tanker "Alpine Eternity" last week in the Strait of Hormuz. The MPA notes that "such interference with navigational rights is a serious violation of international law" and called for an investigation by Iranian authorities into the … [Read more...]

Tanker Attacked by Iranian Craft Previously Struck Iranian Oil Platform

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) - A Singapore-flagged oil products tanker fired at by Iranian craft on Thursday had previously collided with an Iranian oil drilling platform in March and efforts have since been made to resolve the issue, the owner said on Friday. The Alpine Eternity was attacked by a number of small craft in international waters off the United Arab … [Read more...]

Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf After ‘Alpine Eternity’ Incident

By Phil Stewart and Jonathan Saul WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) Iranian naval vessels fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Gulf on Thursday, in what appeared to be Iran's latest attempt to settle a legal dispute by force with passing commercial vessels, U.S. officials said. The incident unnerved the shipping industry just as President Barack Obama met … [Read more...]