Commercial Ships Urged Not to Use Private Armed Guards in Persian Gulf

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - Shipping companies sailing through the Middle East Gulf are being urged to avoid having private armed security guards onboard as the risk of escalation in the region rises, industry associations say. Relations between Iran and the West have become increasingly strained after Britain seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar last week … [Read more...]

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...]