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Piracy and Security

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Japan sends its own force to Strait of Hormuz

Japan has decided to go it alone and send a JSDF force to the Strait of Hormuz. It has refused to link up with the US-led joint protection force. The US is its biggest military ally but it has trade links with Iran, particularly around oil, that it will not want to sever

Middle East and Africa Tankers and Gas

Shipowners demand EU action to combat Gulf of Guinea piracy

The Gulf of Guinea accounted for 86% of incidents globally in which crew members were taken hostage and nearly 82% of kidnappings in the first nine months of 2019, according to the IMB

Middle East and Africa Nigeria

Iranian tanker continues to spill oil after Red Sea ‘attack’

Although the precise details of the incident that occured on the Iranian vessel are unknown, radar images appear, on the face of it, to confirm that the vessel is leaking oil

Middle East and Africa Casualty

Iran says it will respond to ‘cowardly attack’ on tanker

‘We did not engage in such behaviour at all,’ Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Riyadh on Sunday

Middle East and Africa Casualty

Iranian tanker ‘hit by missiles’ in suspected terror attack

Iran said one of its oil tankers has been hit by missiles near Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jeddah, causing an oil spill

Middle East and Africa Casualty

CMA CGM appoints head of security

The French group’s new head of security had been the chief negotiator when the luxury cruise yacht Le Ponant, which was owned by CMA CGM at the time, was seized by Somali pirates in 2008

Europe France

Stena Impero crew ‘free and in good spirits’ after 10 weeks of detention

The 16 crew members who have been detained in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas since July 19 have finally been reunited with family in Dubai and are reported to be in ‘high spirits’

Middle East and Africa Iran

Viewpoint: Are you feeling vulnerable?

If our dependence on sea trade is to continue, we need to think about how maritime supply lines need to be defended

Middle East and Africa Iran

Stena Impero still in Iran, says owner

The tanker has been held by Iran since being seized in July amid rising tensions in the Gulf

Iran Tankers and Gas
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