Piracy and Security
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Fifteen officers and crew kidnapped from the chemical tanker Davide B in the Gulf of Guinea in March have been released, according to De Poli Tankers
Local media said the Israeli-owned Hyperion Ray was attacked with a missile near Fujairah, but it may have missed the ship. Owner Ray Shipping said there was no damage
The International Chamber of Shipping is cautiously optimistic about shipping’s security outlook, having recently updated its security guidance
A crew member from the abandoned bulk carrier, Ula, told Lloyd’s List that the situation has reached a critical point. The 19, mainly Indian, seafarers are feeling neglected and helpless, and suffering from depression
Iran has released the South Korean tanker Hankuk Chemi, which was seized in January amid a row concerning oil funds frozen by South Korean banks. South Korea said the captain and cargo were safe
New Jersey is seeking to withdraw from a bi-state commission that monitors corruption at New York’s port complex
Iran reported another explosion, this time on its cargoship Saviz, used by its military in the Red Sea. No one was hurt. Israel did not confirm or deny it was responsible
Kenya wants its waters excluded from the Indian Ocean High Risk Area drawn up in response to Somali piracy in 2009. It has complained the designation hurts its economy despite its waters being safe from piracy
Fears about increased risk to ships diverting around Africa to avoid the Suez Canal blockage are largely misplaced, advisers say. Parked vessels could be more vulnerable but the risk is manageable
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