Saturday, May 5, 2012

False Alarm in Gulf of Oman

A report of a vessel hijacking in the Gulf of Oman on Friday has turned out to be nothing more than a false alarm, according to maritime situational awareness

May 5, 2012
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Sanctions Creating Oil Stockpile as a Dozen Iranian Supertankers Now Storing Oil

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Iranian oil stored at sea is building up due to international sanctions but the measures are also proving a boon to its home-grown

April 24, 2012
Total Views: 28

Saturday, April 14, 2012
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Iranian Oil Tanker Fleet Tries to Hide, AIS Transponders Ordered to be Switched Off

Iran is disabling tracking systems on most of its 39-ship tanker fleet, Reuters reported Friday, citing oil industry, trading and shipping sources, who said it

April 14, 2012
Total Views: 12

Monday, April 9, 2012

Iranian Navy Frees Ship from Somali Pirates [UPDATE]

Iran’s Navy has once again flexed its muscles in the fight against piracy, reportedly freeing a Chinese cargo ship and its 28 crew hijacked last week in

April 9, 2012
Total Views: 34

Saturday, April 7, 2012
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Iran Halts Greek Oil Shipments After Bills Left Unpaid – UPDATE [REPORT]

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Iran stopped shipping oil to Greece and may halt supplies to Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN, RDSA, RDSB) over unpaid bills, Iran media

April 7, 2012
Total Views: 101

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Iranian-Owned Bulker Freed from Pirate Control after Iran’s Navy Launches Raid [UPDATE]

Both Somalia Report and the Tehran Times are reporting that the M/V Eglantine, a Bolivian-flagged and Iranian-owned bulk carrier hijacked by Somali pirates

April 3, 2012
Total Views: 14

Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Is Iran Stockpiling Crude Oil in Supertankers?

LONDON (Dow Jones)–The number of Iranian supertankers storing crude long term rose this week, data from major brokerage ICAP showed Friday. Three NITC

March 24, 2012
Total Views: 1

Friday, March 16, 2012
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Iranian VLCC Delivers Fuel Oil To Singapore, Sanctions Create Difficulties for Oil Traders

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Iran is shipping fuel oil to Singapore using a supertanker from its own fleet as Western sanctions make it difficult for buyers to

March 16, 2012
Total Views: 56

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

S&P: Tankers Brace For Headwinds From Iran Trade Sanctions

Tanker operators are bracing themselves for headwinds from U.S. and European Union trade sanctions imposed on Iranian oil, adding to the many challenges the

March 7, 2012
Total Views: 2

Friday, March 2, 2012
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Shipping Corp. of India Loses Iranian Oil Shipment Due to Insurance Coverage

MUMBAI (Dow Jones)–Indian Oil Corp. (530965.BY) has canceled an Iran spot shipment contract with Shipping Corp. of India (523598.BY) because of the

March 2, 2012
Total Views: 4

Monday, February 27, 2012
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Iranian Sanctions to Limit Japanese Insurance Club’s Coverage on Oil Tankers

LONDON (Dow Jones)–New European sanctions will limit coverage of Iranian oil ships by the Japan P&I Club, the club said Monday, as the measures start

February 27, 2012
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Monday, February 6, 2012
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Somalia Report: Iranian Warship Thwarts Pirate Hijacking of Oil Tanker

By JD, Somalia Report The Iranian Navy rescued an oil tanker from an attempted pirate hijacking in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, according to Somali pirates

February 6, 2012
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Iranian Diplomat: “we don’t have the intention to close the Strait of Hormuz”

PARIS (Dow Jones)–Iran has no intention of blockading the Strait of Hormuz, the sea route through which about a fifth of the world’s oil is

February 5, 2012
Total Views: 3

Friday, January 13, 2012

Iranian Speed Boats “Harass” USS New Orleans [VIDEO]

This video released today by the Pentagon shows Iranian naval patrol vessels “harassing” the USS New Orleans while sailing in the Strait of Hormuz

January 13, 2012
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

U.S. Forces Rescue Iranian Mariners in Distress… Again

For the second time in less than a week, a U.S. vessel has rescued distressed Iranian mariners while in regional waters, according to the U.S. Department of

January 10, 2012
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Friday, January 6, 2012
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US Navy Detains Pirates, Rescues Iranian Crew [VIDEO/IMAGES]

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012) A U.S. Navy SH-60S Sea Hawk provides support to a visit, board, search and seizure team (VBSS) in a 7-meter rigid-hull inflatable

January 6, 2012
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Iranian Supertanker Collides with Containership off Singapore

At about 2100hrs on 04 Jan 2012 (Singapore time), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a Singapore-registered

January 6, 2012
Total Views: 38

Thursday, January 5, 2012

U.K. Chimes In: Disrupting Strait of Hormuz would be “illegal and unsuccessful”

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Any attempt by Iran to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz would be “illegal and unsuccessful”, U.K.

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 14


The Filipino Monkey Strikes Again (and again and again…)

13 January 2008 – So I’m watching CNN and I do a double take after the reporter (in a completely straight face) says “The harassing radio

January 5, 2012
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Iran Stresses ‘Hormuz’ Warning, U.S. Doesn’t Seem to Care

TEHRAN — Iran’s defense minister Wednesday stressed his country’s warning against the U.S. navy presence in the Gulf, reinforcing a threat

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 4