Friday, July 30, 2021
mercer street

Two Crew Killed in Attack on Israeli-Managed Tanker off Oman

Update: Zodiac Maritime confirms the MT Mercer Street is “sailing under control of her crew and under her own power at 14 knots to a safe location with a US...

July 30, 2021
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Monday, January 11, 2021

U.S. Labels Houthis Terrorists After Attacks on Oil Tankers

By Paul Wallace, Verity Ratcliffe and Mohammed Hatem (Bloomberg) — The U.S. has classified Yemen’s Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization following a series of attacks on oil tankers in the...

January 11, 2021
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Friday, January 8, 2021

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Unveil Underground Missile Base in Gulf

DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location on Friday, Iranian state media reported, at a time of heightened...

January 8, 2021
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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Explosive Found on Dynacom Tanker Off Iraq

By Verity Ratcliffe, Khalid Al-Ansary and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — An oil tanker off the coast of Iraq discovered an explosive object attached to its hull, the latest incident highlighting the...

December 31, 2020
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Qatar Condemns Tanker Attack in Saudi Arabia

By Simone Foxman (Bloomberg) — Qatar, the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas exporter, condemned the attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and warned of the impact...

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 4401

Monday, December 14, 2020

Hafnia Confirms Tanker BW Rhine Hit by Explosion in Saudi Arabia

SINGAPORE, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called...

December 14, 2020
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Fuel Tanker Hit by Blast at Saudi Port as Red Sea Attacks Mount

By Paul Wallace, Sharon Cho, Verity Ratcliffe and Nourhan Samra (Bloomberg) — A ship was hit by an explosion at the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah, as attacks in the Red...

December 14, 2020
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Oil Tanker Hit by Blast at Saudi Terminal in Red Sea

The ship’s manager confirms the Maltese-flagged MT Agrari was hit by an unknown source about one meter above the waterline, causing a breach. The vessel is reported stable. By Jonathan...

November 25, 2020
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Maritime News

Tanker Boarded But Later Released in Gulf of Oman

DUBAI, April 14 (Reuters) – Armed men boarded a vessel at anchor in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday but the ship was later released, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade...

April 14, 2020
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Monday, February 3, 2020
Maritime News

Japanese Warship Departs for Gulf of Oman to Patrol Oil Lifeline

By Tim Kelly – YOKOSUKA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A Japanese destroyer left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes that...

February 3, 2020
Total Views: 54

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Maritime News

UK Lowers Security Level for its Ships in Strait of Hormuz

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Britain lowered its security risk level for UK-flagged ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, more than a month after one of its...

November 7, 2019
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Maritime News

Targeted Iranian Tanker Plugged as it Heads for Gulf, Iran Says

DUBAI, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Leakage of cargo from an Iranian-owned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads...

October 13, 2019
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The Iranian-owned Sabiti oil tanker is seen sailing in the Red Sea

Iran Decries ‘cowardly attack’ On Oil Tanker Sabiti

by Aziz El Yaakoubi (Reute3rs) An Iranian government spokesman on Saturday described as a “cowardly attack” an incident that Iranian media have called the apparent targeting by missiles of an...

October 13, 2019
Total Views: 135

Friday, October 11, 2019
The Iranian-owned Sabiti oil tanker is seen sailing in the Red Sea
Maritime News

Iranian Tanker Reportedly Hit by Missiles Off Saudi Coast, Iran Media Reports

By Parisa Hafezi and Sylvia Westall DUBAI, Oct 11 (Reuters) – An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s coast on Friday,...

October 11, 2019
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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Ship Radar ECDIS Console
Maritime News

U.S. Warns of GPS ‘Spoofing’ in Persian Gulf

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –The U.S. military is warning that Iranian naval forces may increase “aggressive actions” against American and allied commercial ships, citing reports from crews that experienced navigation...

August 8, 2019
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FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz
Maritime News

U.S. Tells Commercial Vessels to Send Gulf Transit Plans in Advance

By Sylvia Westall DUBAI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. maritime agency has told U.S.-flagged commercial vessels they should send transit plans in advance to American and British naval authorities...

August 8, 2019
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Monday, August 5, 2019
tanker at sea
Maritime News

UK to Join US-led Maritime Security Mission in Gulf

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday it was joining a U.S.-led maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz....

August 5, 2019
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Sunday, August 4, 2019
A boat of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard sails next to Stena Impero at Bandar Abbas port
Maritime News

Iran Seizes Foreign Tanker Smuggling Fuel in Gulf, Sate Media Reports

By Parisa Hafezi and Maher Chmaytelli DUBAI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven...

August 4, 2019
Total Views: 6

Thursday, August 1, 2019
oil tanker
Maritime News

Shell Not Taking British-Flagged Tankers Through Hormuz

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell is not taking any British-flagged tankers through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran in the vital chokepoint for oil...

August 1, 2019
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Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port
Maritime News

Britain Rules Out Tanker Swap with Iran

BANGKOK, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday ruled out exchanging an Iranian tanker detained by Gibraltar for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf. “We are not...

August 1, 2019
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