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Chinese Vessel Sinks Following Explosion - 3 Dead, 3 Missing

The Chinese fishing vessel, YUAN YU 15, suffered an explosion and sank during the evening hours of July 5th, while operating off the coast of Guinea-Bissau.

Jul 08 2019

Fire Erupts Aboard Russian Spy Sub - 14 Dead

Fourteen submariners died during the evening hours of July 1st when a fire erupted onboard the top-secret Russian submarine, Losharik.

Jul 03 2019

Explosion Rocks Italian LPG Tanker – 15 Injured, 1 Dead

An explosion occurred onboard the Italian-flagged LPG Tanker, SYN ZANIA during the evening hours of July 1st, while the vessel was undergoing mooring operations at Aliaga, Turkey.

Jul 02 2019

UPDATE: New Details Surface on the Attacks in the Strait of Hormuz

More details have surfaced on the attacks on the two tankers that occurred near the Strait of Hormuz, in the area between Fujairah, UAE and Jask, Iran on June the 13th.

Jun 14 2019

Explosion Rocks Russian Tanker – 3 Seafarers Dead

An explosion rocked the Russian-flagged Oil Products Tanker, VF TANKER 16 during the early morning hours of June the 11th while the vessel was docked at the port of Makhachkala, Russia. As a result of the explosion, five people have been injured and two have died.

Jun 12 2019

New Details Have Surfaced on the UAE Sabotage Attack

New details have surfaced on the sabotage attack that took place in Fujairah, UAE last Sunday.

May 20 2019

UAE: Explosive Charges Used in the Sabotage Attacks

Initial reports of the events that took place on the 12th of May, in the United Arab Emirates, indicate that explosive charges or limpet mines were the primary culprits used in the sabotage attacks.

May 14 2019

Explosion Blasts Saipem Pipe Laying Vessel - 14 Injured

An explosion occurred onboard the Saipem-owned, Azerbaijani-flagged Pipelayer, ISRAFIL HUSEYNOV during the evening hours of May the 8th while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Azerbaijan.

May 09 2019

Tanker Explosion in Indonesia - Two Workers Injured, One in Critical Condition

An explosion occurred aboard the Indonesian-flagged Tankship, SUCCESS ENERGY XXXII in the afternoon of April the 24th.

Apr 25 2019

Bulk Carrier Explosion off the Coast of Cornwall

Hong-Kong flagged Bulk Carrier, Great Aspiration, suffered an explosion on board in the afternoon of April the 17th, while transiting through the Celtic Sea near Cornwall, UK.

Apr 18 2019

Indian Tug Sinks Following Explosion - Search Continues for Missing Seafarer

Indian tug, Revdi sank in the morning of March the 18th, following an explosion onboard the vessel.

Mar 19 2019

Update – Kerch Strait Blaze

Four weeks have passed since the initial explosion that cost the lives of more than a dozen seafarers but the fire onboard the two vessels shows no sign of stopping.

Feb 12 2019

Vessel Explosion in Turkey - 2 Dead, 11 Injured

An explosion occurred aboard the Hong Kong-flagged, Aframax class crude oil tanker, LR2 Poseidon, killing two workers, and injuring another 11.

Jan 29 2019

Kerch Strait Blaze - 14 Dead, 5 Missing

Fourteen people were killed and at least five are missing, following an explosion that occurred during a refuelling operation in the Black Sea.

Jan 22 2019

Deadly Explosion Onboard Oil Tanker, 1 Dead, 2 Missing

Vietnamese oil tanker, Aulac Fortune, suffered a massive explosion off Lamma Island Anchorage, Hong Kong, at approximately 11:30 am local time in the morning of January the 8th.

Jan 08 2019

Oil Tanker Explosion Off the Coast of Cyprus

Maltese-flagged oil tanker, Athlos, caught on fire and ran aground near the southern coast of Cyprus, at approximately 9:30am local time, in the morning of Saturday the 29th of December.

Dec 31 2018

Explosion During LPG Tanker Supplying Operation Injures Six

Six people were injured when a pilot boat was hit by an explosion while supplying an LPG tanker at an anchorage off Batu Pahat, Malaysia, at approximately 6 pm on December the 14th.

Dec 18 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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