Friday, July 12, 2019
tanker
Maritime News

Commercial Ships Urged Not to Use Private Armed Guards in Persian Gulf

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – Shipping companies sailing through the Middle East Gulf are being urged to avoid having private armed security guards onboard as the risk...

July 12, 2019
Total Views: 75

Thursday, July 11, 2019
tanker at sea
Maritime News

UK Doesn’t Plan to Escort All British Ships Through Hormuz

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after...

July 11, 2019
Total Views: 3

Oil tanker British Heritage sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul
Maritime News

Britain Says it Fended Off Iranian Attempt to Block Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

By William Schomberg LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz, but backed off when confronted by a Royal...

July 11, 2019
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
strait of hormuz
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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Oil supertanker Grace 1 sits anchored in waters of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar
Maritime News

Seized Supertanker ‘Grace 1’ at Full Capacity with Crude, Gibraltar Says

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – Tests have shown a supertanker seized in Gibraltar last week was fully loaded with crude oil, the government of the British territory said on Monday....

July 9, 2019
Total Views: 29

Oil supertanker Grace 1 seen in waters of British overseas territory of Gibraltar
Maritime News

BP Tanker Shelters in Persian Gulf Over Fear of Iran Retaliation

By Kelly Gilblom and Serene Cheong (Bloomberg) –An oil tanker run by BP Plc is being kept inside the Persian Gulf in fear it could be seized by Iran in...

July 9, 2019
Total Views: 10

Monday, July 8, 2019
UAE Navy boats next to Al Marzoqah Saudi Arabia tanker are seen off the Port of Fujairah
Maritime News

Tankers Dodge Top Mideast Bunkering Hub After Ship Attacks

By Anthony DiPaola (Bloomberg) –Oil tanker owners are avoiding sending their ships to the Middle East’s main refueling hub after a spate of attacks on vessels in the past two months...

July 8, 2019
Total Views: 5

Sunday, July 7, 2019
A damaged Andrea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah
Maritime News

Tanker Bombed Near Persian Gulf Headed Back to Iran

(Bloomberg) –An oil tanker damaged in a bombing that was blamed on Iran is back in business. The ship’s first destination: Iran. The Andrea Victory is sailing in the northern...

July 7, 2019
Total Views: 24

Monday, June 24, 2019
tanker underway
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

front altair oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman
Maritime News

U.S. Seeks Allies’ Support to Protect Persian Gulf Shipping Lanes

By Nick Wadhams (Bloomberg) –The U.S. is seeking support from allies for a program to monitor commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf after attacks on tankers that the Trump administration...

June 24, 2019
Total Views: 10

Friday, June 21, 2019
oil tanker
Maritime News

Shipping Rates for Mideast Oil Are Surging

By Alaric Nightingale and Firat Kayakiran (Bloomberg) –Oil tanker owners are raising the prices they charge to export Middle East crude as tensions surge in a region that accounts for about...

June 21, 2019
Total Views: 0

Thursday, June 20, 2019
tanker in storm
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: 8

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
front altair oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack

By Aziz El Yaakoubi FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates, June 19 (Reuters) – The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional...

June 19, 2019
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman
Maritime News

Tanker Attacks Seen as Calibrated But Risky Iranian Response to U.S. Sanctions

By Babak Dehghanpisheh GENEVA, June 18 (Reuters) – If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four...

June 18, 2019
Total Views: 11

Monday, June 17, 2019
An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman
Maritime News

Saudi Energy Minister Calls for Collective Effort to Secure Shipping Lanes

By Aaron Sheldrick and Yuka Obayashi TOKYO, June 17 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday that countries need to cooperate on keeping shipping lanes open...

June 17, 2019
Total Views: 9

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Incidents

UK To Deploy Marines To Protect British Ships In The Persian Gulf

By Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) The Royal Navy plans to deploy 100 marines to the Persian Gulf to protect British ships after a series of attacks on vessels, the Telegraph newspaper...

June 16, 2019
Total Views: 3

Incidents

US Vows To Protect Shipping in Persian Gulf

By Mark Niquette and Shawn Donnan (Bloomberg) There’s “no doubt” Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers leaving the Persian Gulf last week, and the U.S. will guarantee...

June 16, 2019
Total Views: 2

Incidents

Blast-hit Front Altair Crew Land In Dubai

by Tarek Fahmy (Reuters) – Crew members of Frontline’s oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai, the...

June 16, 2019
Total Views: 9

Yutaka Katada, president of shipping company Kokuka Sangyo Ltd. points to a picture of their tanker Kokuka Courageous, one of two that were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, during a news conference in Tokyo
Fire Incidents

Kokuka Courageous Anchors Off UAE Coast

by Lisa Barrington (Reuters) – One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now...

June 16, 2019
Total Views: 8

Friday, June 14, 2019
front altair oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman
Maritime News

War Risk Premiums Surge After Gulf of Oman Tanker Attacks

by Alex Longley and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) –Oil tanker owners face spiraling insurance costs to load cargoes from the world’s largest crude-export region after the latest round of attacks on...

June 14, 2019
Total Views: 19