Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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Tankers Perform Vanishing Act in Hormuz as Tensions Escalate

By Brian Wingfield and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) –Oil tanker owners are finding a way to reduce the risks of navigating the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important — and...

July 31, 2019
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Germany Rules Out Joining U.S.-Led Hormuz Mission

By Joanna Plucinska and Paul Carrel WARSAW/BERLIN, July 31 (Reuters) – Germany will not participate in a U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz as it wants to ease...

July 31, 2019
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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BP Has No Plans to Take Tankers Through Hormuz

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – BP has not taken any of its oil tankers through the Strait of Hormuz since a July 10 attempt by Iran to seize one of...

July 30, 2019
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Opinion: Europe, U.S. Must Unite Against Iran’s Maritime Misadventures

By The Editors (Bloomberg Opinion) — European nations, alarmed by Iran’s capture of a British oil tanker, are mounting a response to protect their commercial shipping in the Strait of...

July 30, 2019
Total Views: 10

UAE Navy boats next to Al Marzoqah Saudi Arabia tanker are seen off the Port of Fujairah
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Rivals Iran and UAE to Hold Maritime Security Talks

DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) – Iran was to revive maritime security talks on Tuesday with traditional foe the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an apparent bid to calm tensions in...

July 30, 2019
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Friday, July 26, 2019
Oil supertanker Grace 1 seen in waters of British overseas territory of Gibraltar
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Flags of Inconvenience: Noose Tightens Around Iranian Shipping

By Jonathan Saul, Parisa Hafezi and Marianna Parraga LONDON/DUBAI/PANAMA CITY, July 26 (Reuters) – Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran, around Africa’s southern tip and into the...

July 26, 2019
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A boat of Iranian Revolutionary Guard sails next to Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at Bandar Abbas port
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Iran, Ukraine, North Korea Show Ship Seizures Are the New Normal

By Leonid Bershidsky (Bloomberg Opinion) –The seizure of a number of ships in recent months tells an uncomfortable story. In today’s multi-polar world, countries can grab other nations’ vessels and...

July 26, 2019
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Maritime News

Britain Wins Early European Support for Hormuz Naval Mission

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, July 23 (Reuters) – France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the...

July 23, 2019
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FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz
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Europeans Plan Naval Mission to Protect Ships in Persian Gulf

By Alex Morales and Robert Hutton (Bloomberg) –European governments will assemble a naval mission to provide safe passage for ships through the Persian Gulf, after Iran seized a British oil...

July 23, 2019
Total Views: 7

Monday, July 22, 2019
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Iran’s Tanker Seizure Sparks Questions Over Owners and Flags

(Bloomberg) –Escalating tensions in the Middle East’s biggest shipping chokepoint is raising speculation over who is responsible for tankers ensnared in the hostilities. The latest ship that’s been thrust into...

July 22, 2019
Total Views: 6

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Provoking Iran Over Tanker Can Blow a Hole in Global Oil Flows

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg Opinion) –The capture of the Stena Impero shows just how easy it is for Iran to hamper shipping through the Strait of Hormuz. At the moment,...

July 22, 2019
Total Views: 3

A boat of Iranian Revolutionary Guard sails next to Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at Bandar Abbas port
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Britain Calls for European Naval Mission to Counter Iran’s “Piracy”

By Michael Georgy and Kylie MacLellan DUBAI/LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days...

July 22, 2019
Total Views: 2

Sunday, July 21, 2019
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Britain Weighs Response to Gulf Tanker Crisis with Few Good Options

By Parisa Hafezi and Peter Graff DUBAI/LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a...

July 21, 2019
Total Views: 3

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Stena Impero
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UK Calls Iran’s Seizure of Tanker a “Hostile Act”

By Babak Dehghanpisheh and William Schomberg GENEVA/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday,...

July 20, 2019
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
An MV-22 Osprey aircraft lands on the deck of the USS Boxer (LHD-4) in the Arabian Sea off Oman
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Trump Says U.S. Navy ‘Destroyed’ Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

By Steve Holland and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait...

July 18, 2019
Total Views: 6

An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman
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United States’ Gulf Maritime Proposal Won’t Be Military Coalition Against Iran, Pentagon official

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – The United States is not aiming to set up a military coalition against Iran with its new security initiative in the Gulf,...

July 18, 2019
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Iran Says it Seized a Foreign Tanker in Gulf

By Parisa Hafezi and Alexander Cornwell DUBAI, July 18 (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander...

July 18, 2019
Total Views: 40

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz
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Iran Says it Could Close Strait of Hormuz, But Doesn’t Want To

By David Marino (Bloomberg) –Iran is capable of shutting the Strait of Hormuz — a crucial choke-point for oil flows — but doesn’t want to do it, the country’s foreign...

July 17, 2019
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A damaged Andrea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah
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War Risk Costs Drag on UAE Marine Fuel Sales, Boosting Singapore

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, July 17 (Reuters) – Shippers trying to minimise time in the Middle East after oil tanker attacks pushed up insurance costs are scaling back purchases of...

July 17, 2019
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Iran Says Missing Tanker Had Problems and Was Towed for Repairs

(Bloomberg) –A small oil tanker that had gone missing in the Persian Gulf had technical difficulties and was towed into Iranian waters for repairs, an Iranian foreign ministry official said,...

July 16, 2019
Total Views: 10