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Shipping reviews security links in wake of fatal tanker attack

As a diplomatic tit-for-tat exchange played out on Monday in the wake of the drone attack on Zodiac-operated product tanker Mercer Street, shipping security specialists were swiftly being brought in to review any potential links that could cause ships to be caught up in the escalating Middle East conflict

Europe Middle East and Africa

Zodiac Maritime diverts tanker after fatal Mercer Street attack

The tankers are two of the 138 ships managed by the Ofer family’s shipping business

Middle East and Africa Oman

Fatal oil tanker attack off Oman ‘caused by drone’

‘With profound sadness, we understand the incident on Mercer Street... has resulted in the deaths of two crew members on board: A Romanian national and a UK national,’ the company says

Middle East and Africa Oman

Flag state willing to share data of accused oil-spill tanker

Investigations reveal circumstantial evidence the tanker was responsible for February oil spill that shut Israeli beaches

Israel Tankers and Gas

Cyber insurance struggles to find purchase

Uptake of marine cyber insurance is at an impasse, with specialist cover available but too few shipowners willing to buy it. Parallels with piracy insurance offer hints as to how the deadlock may be broken

International Casualty

Transnet declares force majeure as cyber attack effects unresolved

Dozens of vessels heading for key ports may face delays as Transnet is still working to resolve the issues. It may take a few more days before operations are restored, one ship agent said

South Africa Containers

Asian sea robberies down 35%

The anti-piracy body raises alarm over the situation in the Singapore Strait. Incidents are likely to continue to occur there if the perpetrators are not arrested

Bangladesh India

Shipping counts the cost of handling stowaways

With stowaways costing as much as $300,000 to disembark, getting seafarers invested in ship security is needed to help prevent unauthorised boardings, according to one risk analyst

United Kingdom South Africa

Piracy and armed robbery at lowest level for 27 years

Piracy incidents are at a 27-year low in the first half of 2021 but crews must stay vigilant, according to watchdog the International Maritime Bureau

Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa
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