Join our crew and become one of the 104,589 members that receive our newsletter.

tanker attacks


Friday, February 2, 2024
The Marlin Luanda pictured January 27, 2024, in the Gulf of Aden. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Shipping

Ambrey Warns of Escalating Maritime Security Threats in Middle East

The maritime security situation continues to escalate in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and the Indian Ocean, with threats growing

February 2, 2024
Total Views: 3029

Monday, December 4, 2023
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), right, prepares for an underway replenishment with Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13), left, while conducting routine operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 16, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
Defense

Britain, US Blame Iran for Enabling Red Sea Shipping Attacks

Britain has condemned the recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea and has placed the blame on Iran for supporting the Houthi militants responsible

December 4, 2023
Total Views: 6135

Friday, November 17, 2023
Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker Advantage Sweet, which, according to Refinitiv ship tracking data, is a Suezmax crude tanker which had been chartered by oil major Chevron and had last docked in Kuwait, sails at Marmara sea near Istanbul, Turkey January 10, 2023. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik
Shipping

Heightened Threat Level in Red Sea Prompts Concern

The International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) and Coalition Task Force Sentinel (CTF Sentinel) have released a joint letter expressing their ongoing

November 17, 2023
Total Views: 5946

Sunday, August 13, 2023
An Iranian military ship takes part in an annual drill in the coastal area of the Gulf of Oman and near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran. This image was obtained on December 31, 2022. This image is from WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS
Defense

U.S.-Led Naval Group Warns Ships To Avoid Iranian Waters

DUBAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) – A U.S.-led naval coalition in the Gulf has warned ships in the region to stay away from Iranian waters to avoid

August 13, 2023
Total Views: 3765

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
USS Bataan underway at sea with USS Carter in background
Defense

Over 3,000 US Navy Sailors and Marines Arrive in Middle East Amid Iranian Threat to Shipping

More than 3,000 U.S. Navy Sailors and Marines arrived in the Middle East this week as part of a pre-announced deployment to the region coming amid heightened

August 8, 2023
Total Views: 30571

Saturday, August 5, 2023
A boat of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard sails next to Stena Impero at Bandar Abbas port
Navy

Iran Navy Readies Drones And Missiles As US Marines Prepare To Board Oil Tankers

(Reuters) – Iran has equipped its Revolutionary Guards’ navy with drones and 1,000-km (600-mile) range missiles, Iranian news agencies

August 5, 2023
Total Views: 82791

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker Advantage Sweet, which, according to Refinitiv ship tracking data, is a Suezmax crude tanker which had been chartered by oil major Chevron and had last docked in Kuwait, sails at Marmara sea near Istanbul, Turkey January 10, 2023. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik
Shipping

Report: U.S. Considering Plan to Put Military Personnel on Merchant Ships in Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. government is reportedly considering a plan to place armed military personnel on commercial ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz to deter Iran

August 3, 2023
Total Views: 8383

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Iran’s Navy Unveils New Missile-Equipped Vessels
Defense

Iran’s Navy Unveils New Missile-Equipped Vessels

DUBAI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ navy has unveiled new vessels equipped with 600-km range missiles

August 2, 2023
Total Views: 9375

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker Advantage Sweet, which, according to Refinitiv ship tracking data, is a Suezmax crude tanker which had been chartered by oil major Chevron and had last docked in Kuwait, sails at Marmara sea near Istanbul, Turkey January 10, 2023. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik
Shipping

Pentagon Sending More Forces to Protect Shipping Against Iranian Threats

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced plans to deploy even more forces to U.S. Central Command (Centcom) area of responsibility in response to

July 20, 2023
Total Views: 2521

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (May 3, 2023) A screenshot of a video showing fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy swarming Panama-flagged oil tanker Niovi as it transits the Strait of Hormuz, May 3, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
Shipping

U.S. Sends Additional Destroyer, Fighter Jets to Protect Shipping in Strait of Hormuz

The United States has announced plans to increase its presence in the Strait of Hormuz in response to attacks and seizures of commercial ships carried out by

July 18, 2023
Total Views: 4506

Saturday, July 8, 2023
Damage sustained by M/T Richmond Voyager after personnel from an Iranian naval vessel fired multiple long bursts of rounds from small arms and crew-served weapons during an attempt to unlawfully seize the commercial tanker, according to U.S. Navy, is seen, in the Gulf of Oman, in this handout photo provided by U.S. Navy on July 5, 2023. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/Handout via REUTERS
Shipping

Tanker Not Involved In Collision In Gulf, Oil Major Says

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – The Bahamas-flagged Richmond Voyager was not involved in any collision in the Gulf, its manager, U.S. oil major

July 8, 2023
Total Views: 3975

Thursday, July 6, 2023
A still image obtained from a handout video which captured M/T Richmond Voyager being approached by an Iranian naval vessel during an attempt to unlawfully seize the commercial tanker, according to U.S. Navy, in the Gulf of Oman, provided by U.S. Navy on July 5, 2023.
Shipping

Iran Seizes Merchant Tanker in Gulf, U.S. Navy Says

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards “forcibly seized” a commercial ship in international waters in

July 6, 2023
Total Views: 7250

A still image obtained from a handout video which captured M/T Richmond Voyager being approached by an Iranian naval vessel during an attempt to unlawfully seize the commercial tanker, according to U.S. Navy, in the Gulf of Oman, provided by U.S. Navy on July 5, 2023.
Shipping

Iran Says it Had Court Order to Seize Chevron Tanker After Collision

DUBAI, July 6 (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday it had a court order to seize a tanker in Gulf waters a day earlier after it collided with an

July 6, 2023
Total Views: 18861

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
U.S. Navy Says it Prevented Iran from Seizing Tankers in Gulf
Shipping

U.S. Navy Says it Prevented Iran from Seizing Tankers in Gulf

By Lisa Barrington and Jonathan Saul DUBAI, July 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy said it had intervened to prevent Iran from seizing two commercial

July 5, 2023
Total Views: 2843

Stock photo of a tanker at sea
Shipping

Shots Fired at Tanker in Gulf of Oman

DUBAI, July 5 (Reuters) – Shots were fired at a tanker in sensitive Gulf waters on Wednesday but the vessel and crew are safe, a British

July 5, 2023
Total Views: 1718

Sunday, February 19, 2023
Israeli-Linked Ship Attacked Last Week In Arabian Sea
Maritime Security

Israeli-Linked Ship Attacked Last Week In Arabian Sea

JERUSALEM, Feb 18 (Reuters) – An Israeli-linked tanker was lightly damaged in an attack last week by an airborne object while sailing through

February 19, 2023
Total Views: 3200

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
U.S. Navy Confirms Iranian Drone Struck Tanker in Middle East
Defense

U.S. Navy Confirms Iranian Drone Struck Tanker in Middle East

A U.S. Navy analysis has confirmed that an Iranian drone was behind the November 15 attack on a Liberian-flagged commercial tanker transiting international

November 22, 2022
Total Views: 9621

Monday, November 21, 2022
tanker
Shipping

Drone-Fired Rocket Hits Offshore Oil Terminal in Yemen

ADEN, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthis attacked al-Dhabba oil terminal in Hadhramaut province on Monday, the group and Yemen’s

November 21, 2022
Total Views: 7777

Friday, November 18, 2022
Britain Says Drone Circles Ship in Gulf of Oman
Shipping

Britain Says Drone Circles Ship in Gulf of Oman

DUBAI, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s maritime agency said a drone circled a ship in the Gulf of Oman on Friday, three days after an Iranian-made

November 18, 2022
Total Views: 1468

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
U.S. Says Iranian Drone Behind Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman
Shipping

U.S. Says Iranian Drone Behind Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

By Daniel Avis, Alex Longley and Anthony Di Paola (Bloomberg) — The US said an Iranian drone was probably responsible for an attack on an oil tanker

November 16, 2022
Total Views: 6055
close

JOIN OUR CREW

Maritime and offshore news trusted by our 104,589 members delivered daily straight to your inbox.

gCaptain’s full coverage of the maritime shipping industry, including containerships, tankers, dry bulk, LNG, breakbulk and more.