Editorial: Readying for the Maritime Attacks of the Future

By Christopher Porter - When security professionals address threats to transportation security, the discussion usually centers on aviation risks. After 9/11, counterterrorism efforts naturally focused on preventing future disasters in the air—spectacular, lethal risks to passengers. As cyber threats have proliferated and become a greater focus of public attention and … [Read more...]

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...]