Wednesday, September 15, 2021
FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz

IFAN Invests $1.2 Million to Future-Proof Safe Navigation in Middle East

The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) has announced a near $1.2 million investment to promote safe navigation in the Middle East Gulf, including significant recapitalization of the Differential...

September 15, 2021
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Iran Fires Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles Into Indian Ocean

(Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise, state media reported. The drill, which comes in the...

January 16, 2021
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Sunday, September 15, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz
Maritime News

Iran Rejects U.S. Claim it was Behind Saudi Oil Strikes

By Rania El Gamal and Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk...

September 15, 2019
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Wants Military Coalition to Safeguard Shipping Off Iran, Yemen

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) – The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters...

July 10, 2019
Total Views: 5

Sunday, July 7, 2019
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Maritime News

CMA CGM Says it has Sufficient Security to Operate in Persian Gulf

By Sudip Kar-Gupta AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 7 (Reuters) – CMA CGM, the world’s fourth biggest shipping company, said it has sufficient security measures in place to continue operating in the...

July 7, 2019
Total Views: 15

Monday, June 24, 2019
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Maritime News

Persian Gulf War Risk Premiums Seen Costing $500,000 Per Oil Shipment

(Bloomberg) –The cost of insuring Middle East oil shipments is soaring as tensions mount in a region responsible for about a third of all seaborne petroleum. So-called war risk premiums...

June 24, 2019
Total Views: 14

Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Maritime News

Iran Exposes Oil’s Sea Change in the Persian Gulf

By Liam Denning (Bloomberg Opinion) –“It is not the role of the United States to take the lead in protecting neutral shipping in the [Persian] Gulf.” That was George Shultz,...

June 20, 2019
Total Views: 9

Friday, June 14, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. and Gulf Allies Face Tough Task Protecting Oil Shipping Lanes

By Ghaida Ghantous and Rania El Gamal DUBAI, June 14 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies may need to to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks...

June 14, 2019
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Persian Gulf Now Most Risky for Oil Tankers Since Last Iraq War

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — Not since 2005 have the world’s insurers considered shipping in the Persian Gulf so dangerous for oil tankers. The Joint War Committee of London’s Lloyd’s Market Association...

May 21, 2019
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Conducts Military Exercises in Gulf Amid Iran Tension

By Zainab Fattah (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy is conducting exercises this month to ensure its readiness to guarantee freedom of movement through Persian Gulf and Red Sea waterways amid...

September 11, 2018
Total Views: 2

Monday, August 27, 2018
u.s. withdraws from iran nuclear deal

Iran Says It Has Full Control Of Gulf, U.S. Navy Does Not Belong There

by Babak Dehghanpisheh (Reuters) Tehran has suggested it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries’ oil exports in retaliation for U.S. sanctions intended to halt its sales...

August 27, 2018
Total Views: 4

Thursday, July 5, 2018
strait of hormuz

Strait of Hormuz: The World’s Most Important Oil Artery

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – With a third of the world’s sea-borne oil passing through it every day, the Strait of Hormuz is a strategic artery linking Middle East crude...

July 5, 2018
Total Views: 11

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Watch: Iranian High-Speed-Attack-Boats Swarm US Destroyer

Four Iranian boats “harassed” a US Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, ignoring orders to back off, gCaptain reported yesterday. A defense official said Iranian Revolutionary Guard high-speed vessels swarmed...

August 25, 2016
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
USS Nitze is greeted by spray of fireboat to kick off Fleet Week in New York Harbor

Iranian Speedboats Intercept/Harass American Guided Missile Destroyer

by Idrees Ali (Reuters) Four vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “harassed” a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a “high speed intercept” in the vicinity of...

August 24, 2016
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Maritime News

Iran Fires Rockets Near U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday, giving only...

December 29, 2015
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf After ‘Alpine Eternity’ Incident

Iranian naval vessels fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Gulf on Thursday in what appeared to be the country's latest attempt to settle a legal dispute by force with a passing commercial vessel, U.S. officials said.

May 14, 2015
Total Views: 184

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

From Dead Sheep to Garbage, Persian Gulf Mine Hunters Detect It All… So We Hope

(Bloomberg) — Telling the difference between a deadly surface mine and a bloated sheep carcass bobbing belly-up in the Persian Gulf is among the skills being tested by an international...

September 26, 2012
Total Views: 22

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Iranian Mines Don’t Stand a Chance with USS Ponce Leading the Charge

(Bloomberg) — The 41-year-old refurbished transport vessel overseeing an international Middle East mine- hunting exercise can defend itself from Iranian speedboats with two new machine guns cued by long-range cameras...

September 23, 2012
Total Views: 3

Monday, September 17, 2012
us navy minesweeper dockwise heavy lift

United States Takes the Lead on 29-Nation Persian Gulf Mine-Clearing Exercise

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. and 29 other nations have begun the biggest mine-clearing exercise in the Persian Gulf region, a show of force as tensions escalate over a threatened Israeli...

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 10