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Strait of Hormuz

Iran warns US not to seize freed tanker headed towards Greece

Tehran warns any attempt by the US to seize the Adrian Darya 1 — formerly Grace 1 — again will be met with ‘heavy consequences’

Middle East and Africa EU

Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar after US legal move is rejected

LATEST: Oil tanker Grace 1, which has been renamed Adrian Darya 1, is moving east into the Mediterranean and is headed for Kalamata in Greece, according to reports

Tankers and Gas Sanctions

Gulf is `too dangerous' for private armed guards on ships

‘Using private armed guards against state actors like the IRGC would be catastrophic, escalating any situation out of control, and resulting in danger for crew, ship and cargo. It would also cause significant consequential reputational damage for shipping companies and flag States,’ Peter Cook argues

Middle East and Africa Iran

Seized UK tanker likely ‘spoofed’ by Iran

Analysis of AIS data by Lloyd’s List Intelligence shows for the first time that Stena Impero fitted the pattern for a spoofing attack when it was seized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on July 19

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

Gibraltar orders release of Iranian tanker

UPDATED: Court rules that Grace 1 tanker seized last month is free to leave, however no movement on detention of Stena Impero detained in Iran. UK Foreign Office says: There is no comparison or linkage between Iran’s illegal seizure of, and attacks on, commercial shipping and the enforcement of EU Syria sanctions by the Government of Gibraltar. "Freedom of navigation for commercial shipping must be respected and international law upheld".
Europe Gibraltar

Stena chief seeks diplomatic support as concerns grow for 23 detained crew

Stena Bulk chief executive Erik Hanell has spent the past month trying every possible avenue open to secure the release of Stena Impero’s 23 crew being held in Iran. He talks to Lloyd’s List about the diplomacy under way, known and unknown, as concern grows for the welfare of the men who have been confined to their vessel for 26 days at the centre of an international diplomatic stand-off

Iran Tankers and Gas

UPDATED: Sanctions-busting tanker de-flagged by St Kitts & Nevis registry

Bonita Queen’s movements follow a similar pattern of behaviour used by other Chinese-owned or Iranian-controlled ships to avoid detection and obfuscate the origin and destination of transported Iranian oil

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

UPDATED: Iran says UK may release Grace 1 oil tanker

The IRNA news agency, citing the deputy head of Iran’s ports and maritime organisation, Jalil Eslami, said Britain was interested in releasing the vessel after the documents were exchanged

Europe Gibraltar

South Korea eyes support for US-led coalition in Strait of Hormuz

Although South Korean authorities say there is no plan to join a US-led coalition, observers note that additional parliamentary approval for the anti-piracy unit to join the coalition is not required if the number of personnel remains the same. The Gulf of Aden is just a four-day sail away from the Strait of Hormuz

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas
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