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Pirates abduct seafarers from tanker off Nigeria

Pirates boarded the Hong Kong-flagged Nave Constellation on Tuesday after it had departed Bonny Offshore Terminal, Lloyd’s List Intelligence reports

Tankers and Gas Piracy and Security

France plans European naval mission for Strait of Hormuz

About 10 European and non-European countries could join the new naval mission

United Arab Emirates Political and Trade

Crew abducted from vessel off Equatorial Guinea

Seven crew were abducted by assailants while the anchor handler was carrying out offshore field operations

Singapore Offshore

Houthi-held tugs and drilling rig freed

The vessels and crew were released once it was confirmed they were not related to ‘countries of aggression’

Middle East and Africa Political Risk and Trade

Houthi militia seizes Saudi tug in Red Sea

South Korea has reportedly demanded the release of the vessel and its crew, but the Houthi group wants to run ownership checks before committing to a release

Saudi Arabia Piracy and Security

Iraq’s port of Umm Qasr disrupted by more protests

The port was working at 50% of capacity and operations may be completely halted if the protests continue, port officials told Reuters


Iraq Ports and Logistics

Viewpoint: A life of crime

Those at sea have been warned never to trust their instruments implicitly, while they all, in theory, have alternative means of navigation available

International Containers

Greek owners demand ‘immediate’ action over kidnappings

Owners’ union issues plea for response to ‘unacceptable’ situation in the Gulf of Guinea, hinting at wider industry frustration with unchecked raids on ships

Europe Greece

Britain reduces threat level for shipping in Strait of Hormuz

Britain has officially lowered its risk assessment for UK-flagged ships transiting the Strait of Hormuz. They will soon be able to proceed without naval accompaniment, according to the Department for Transport

Tankers and Gas Piracy and Security
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