U.S. Alarmed By Strike on Turkish Ship Delivering Wheat to Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was "alarmed" by a Houthi missile strike on a Turkish vessel carrying wheat to Yemen this month and urged the Shi'ite group to work with the United Nations to alleviate Yemenis suffering. The Turkish-flagged Ince Inebolu bulk carrier was damaged by an explosion on May 10, 70 miles (110 km) off the Red Sea port of … [Read more...]

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Houthi Boats Targeting Tanker in Red Sea

DUBAI, May 23 (Reuters) - A Saudi-led military coalition foiled attacks by explosives-laden speedboats deployed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement against commercial vessels, including an oil tanker, in the Red Sea, Saudi and Emirati state media said on Wednesday. United Arab Emirates (UAE) state news agency WAM reported that UAE coalition forces had destroyed two boats … [Read more...]

Confirmed: Saudi Supertanker Attacked in Southern Red Sea; Tanker Reported Safe After ‘Explosion’

A fully laden supertanker came under attack Tuesday in the Southern Red Sea while underway in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, the European Union’s Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) and other maritime officials in the region have confirmed. Details of the attack are still unclear, but the incident is likely to be related to the on-going conflict in Yemen, the EU … [Read more...]

Protecting Maritime Personnel – Developments in Modern Body Armor

PRESS RELEASE - (Safeguard Armor) - The Maritime field is changing fast under the threats of piracy, international terrorist and random attacks on ships and personnel. This puts great strain on the crew both physically and mentally. Because of the environment there is an extremely high likelihood of injury. This is why proper preparation remains the most important factor as it … [Read more...]

Naval Forces Establish Maritime Security Transit Corridor Off Horn of Africa

The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has established a Maritime Security Transit Corridor to protect merchant ships off the Horn of Africa in response to recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab Al Mandeb strait. The Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) will consist of the existing Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC); the BAM … [Read more...]