Sunday, September 23, 2012

Iranian Mines Don’t Stand a Chance with USS Ponce Leading the Charge

(Bloomberg) — The 41-year-old refurbished transport vessel overseeing an international Middle East mine- hunting exercise can defend itself from Iranian

September 23, 2012
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Iranian Tankers Do the Flag State Shuffle

LONDON–Iranian ships have started sailing under the Moldovan flag as others lose their Tuvalu flags, databases and campaigners say, as Iran to play an

September 21, 2012
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Monday, September 17, 2012
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United States Takes the Lead on 29-Nation Persian Gulf Mine-Clearing Exercise

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. and 29 other nations have begun the biggest mine-clearing exercise in the Persian Gulf region, a show of force as tensions

September 17, 2012
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Friday, August 10, 2012
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From One Sailor to Another, US Navy Ship Captain Expresses Goodwill Toward Iranians [IMAGE]

  Commander Christopher M. Senenko, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), presents command ball caps to

August 10, 2012
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Monday, August 6, 2012
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Maritime Security

IF All Else Fails, Iran Will Start Blowing Up Tankers [REPORT]

(Bloomberg) — Iran probably would attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf only as a “last resort,” according

August 6, 2012
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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Ties are Cut as India’s Joint Venture With Iranian Shipping Company Gets Strangled

(Bloomberg) — Shipping Corp. of India said a joint-venture with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines will end after sanctions against the Iranian

July 25, 2012
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Business Dealings with the Iranians Will Likely NOT Be in Your Favor

If it looks like a deal that’s too good to be true, it likely is, especially if it involves reflagging unregistered ships.  The following is a report by

July 25, 2012
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Pentagon: Iran Has Plans to Attack Oil Platforms and Tankers [WSJ REPORT]

By Julian E. Barnes, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON — U.S. government officials, citing new intelligence, said Iran has developed plans to disrupt

July 20, 2012
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Friday, July 13, 2012
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Japan Dodges EU Embargo, Loads Supertanker at Iran’s Kharg Island

(Bloomberg) — Japan will load its first Iranian crude cargo backed by sovereign guarantees since sanctions disrupted coverage in the international

July 13, 2012
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
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U.S. Adds NITC Tankers to Iranian Sanction List

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Treasury identified the National Iranian Tanker Co. as an Iranian government entity, a move intended to make it tougher for Iran

July 12, 2012
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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Iranian Oil Breaks the Gauntlet with Indian Tankers, and Insurance

MUMBAI–United India Insurance Co. has agreed to provide protection and indemnity cover to Indian tankers carrying oil from Iran with General Insurance

July 10, 2012
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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Crude Prices Spike After Latest Threats from Iran

(Dow Jones) Oil prices were solidly higher Tuesday morning on revived tensions over the Iranian nuclear program and renewed speculation about more Central Bank

July 3, 2012
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Iran Drafts Bill to Block Straits of Hormuz Following Embargo

LONDON–Iran has drafted a bill to block the Strait of Hormuz for oil tankers from states that support oil sanctions, an Iranian lawmaker said Monday. In

July 2, 2012
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Friday, June 22, 2012
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National Iranian Oil Company Moves to Beijing Ahead of Embargo

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones) —National Iranian Oil Co. will move its top fuel oil trader to head its Beijing office next month just as Europe’s embargo

June 22, 2012
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Monday, June 18, 2012

GL Halts Iran Business [REPORT]

Ship classification society Germanischer Lloyd has reportedly stopped verifying safety and environmental standards for ship’s belonging to Iran’s

June 18, 2012
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

United Against Nuclear Iran Targets Germanischer Lloyd

U.S.-based pressure group against Iran’s nuclear ambitions, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), on Thursday called on classification society Germanischer

June 14, 2012
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Iranian Sanctions Force India to Look Elsewhere for Crude and LNG Supplies

(Dow Jones) NEW DELHI–India has sought more crude oil and liquefied natural gas from Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Qatar as the U.S. and European Union

June 14, 2012
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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EU Shipping Insurance Sanctions Against Iran are Imminent

(Dow Jones) VIENNA–The European Union has no intention of halting or delaying the implementation of shipping insurance-related sanctions against Iran,

June 13, 2012
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bureau Veritas Pulls Plug on Iran Operations

French classification society Bureau Veritas has halted its marine work in Iran, pledging to end its certification of Iranian vessels, specifically those of

June 7, 2012
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Is Your Bunker Fuel Guaranteed Iranian-Free?

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Western sanctions against Iran are becoming a major headache for European and other shipping companies whose vessels refuel in

May 15, 2012
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