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US Suspends MSC Customs Status Following Massive Drug Bust

Following a second large drug bust aboard one of its vessels, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has had its US custom status suspended.

Jun 27 2019

Spanish Authorities Seize General Cargo Ship Carrying Over 10 Tons of Hashish

Authorities in Spain have seized over 10 tons of Hashish from the Moldova-flagged General Cargo Ship, HELGA (ship name as reported by AIS: ELG) in the afternoon of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

16.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized from MSC Container Ship

Federal authorities in Philadelphia seized over 16.5 tons of Cocaine from the Liberian-flagged Container Ship, MSC GAYANE during the evening of June the 17th.

Jun 19 2019

Dutch Cargo Vessel Used as a Portable Meth Lab Starts Sinking During Raid

The Dutch Cargo vessel, Arsianco started sinking in the afternoon of May the 10th, while docked at the port of Moerdijk, Netherlands.

May 13 2019

12 Cruise Ship Passengers Arrested for Drug Smuggling

12 people have been arrested in Madeira, as part of an investigation into drug smuggling onboard the Panama-flagged Cruise Ship, MSC Opera.

Apr 02 2019

United States Coast Guard Offloads 27,000 Pounds of Cocaine in Miami

The United States Coast Guard offloaded more than 27,000 pounds of cocaine on March the 22nd at its Coast Guard Base in Miami Beach.

Mar 25 2019

Spanish Forces Raid Vessel in Atlantic, Confiscating 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Spanish Special Operations Police (GEO) boarded a tugboat in the Atlantic Ocean, seizing over 1400 kilos of cocaine and arresting ten suspects in the process.

Oct 24 2018

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Strait at Risk - What if Iran Blockades the Strait of Hormuz?

I. Vlad Sutea
Intelligence Officer

As the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, the Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important hydrocarbon chokepoint, accounting for almost 40 percent of global energy transport. While Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the past, recent attacks in the adjacent waters have heightened fears of an Iranian blockade. Although the likelihood of armed conflict in the region remains low, the possible impact of hostilities is far too serious to ignore.

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