London Marine Insurers to Meet After Ship Attacks in Middle East

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) - London's marine insurance market will meet on Thursday to assess whether it needs to change the risk level for vessels in the Gulf after an attack on ships off the United Arab Emirates earlier this week, a senior official said on Wednesday. Such a move could lead to an increase in insurance premiums. On Tuesday, armed drones … [Read more...]

Fertilizer Ship Seized in Bali Over Suspected Bomb Plot

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities on the resort island of Bali on Thursday detained a ship from Malaysia carrying around 30 tonnes of fertilizer which police believe may have been intended for making bombs. Customs and police were questioning the crew and investigating the material for potential links to radical networks as the world's largest … [Read more...]

Al Qaeda in Yemen Poses Growing Threat to Shipping, Naval Force Says

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts by Yemeni government forces and their allies to push back the group, a top officer in an international naval force said. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) confirmed on Saturday it had … [Read more...]

Today Marks 15 Years Since the USS Cole Bombing

  Today marks 15 years since terrorists bombed the USS Cole in Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39 others. The attack occurred October 12, 2001 when a terrorist-driven small boat exploded at 11:18 a.m. on the port side of the destroyer as it was refueling in Yemen, ripping a 40×60-foot hole in the ship’s hull. To commemorate the 15th, the U.S. Navy is … [Read more...]