The Nigerian-flagged Oil Products Tanker, SEA VOYAGER caught on fire during the morning hours of August the 15th while anchored off Lagos, Nigeria.Learn More Aug 16 2019
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A fire broke out on the Indian-flagged, Offshore Supply Vessel, Coastal Jaguar on the morning of August the 13th while the vessel was engaged in works in the Indian port of Visakhapatnam.Learn More Aug 13 2019
A fire erupted on board the Singapore-flagged, New Panamax-class Container Ship, APL LE HAVRE during the evening hours of August 9th while the vessel was transiting off Gujarat Coast, India.Learn More Aug 12 2019
A fire erupted onboard the Georgian-flagged fishing trawler, IVAN GOLUBETS on July the 19th while the vessel was sailing off the Mauritanian coast.Learn More Jul 22 2019
The Japanese Fishing Vessel, Myojin Maru No. 8 caught on fire during the early morning hours of July the 16th while transiting off the coast of Perth, Australia.Learn More Jul 16 2019
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.Learn More Jul 02 2019
A fire erupted on the Togo-flagged livestock carrier, BOI BRANCO during the morning hours of May the 30th while the vessel was berthed at Piraeus Port, Greece.Learn More May 31 2019
A fire erupted onboard the South Korean-flagged Containership, KMTC HONGKONG during the morning hours of May the 24th while it was berthed at Laem Chabang, Thailand.Learn More May 29 2019
A fire broke out on the Bahamas-flagged Car Carrier, Platinum Ray in the morning of May the 22nd while the vessel was docked at Ulsan, South Korea.Learn More May 28 2019
Italian RoRo operator, Grimaldi Lines has issued a statement on the back of the two recent fires that broke out in its fleet, calling for tighter regulations on car batteries & dangerous goods.Learn More May 20 2019
Taiwanese fishing vessel, Tenn Ming Yang 268 caught on fire and started sinking during the early morning hours of May the 7th.Learn More May 08 2019
A fire erupted onboard the Indian-flagged Suezmax-class Crude Oil Tanker, MAHARAJA AGRASEN in the evening of April the 13th while the vessel was docked at the port of Mumbai, India.Learn More Apr 16 2019
Indian research vessel, SCI Sagar Sampada, caught on fire in the evening of March 15th while transiting south of Mangalore, Western India.Learn More Mar 18 2019
Pipe-laying vessel, Ocean Constructor caught on fire in the morning of March the 13th, while working on a project in the Gulf of Mexico.Learn More Mar 18 2019
The Grimaldi-owned ConRo, Grande America, caught on fire in the evening of March 10th, as the vessel was transiting through the Bay of Biscay.Learn More Mar 12 2019
A fire in the engine room of a Greek tanker being scheduled for demolition cost two workers their lives and injured a third.Learn More Feb 19 2019
APL has declared General Average on its fire-stricken containership, APL Virginia.Learn More Feb 14 2019
198 Containers on board the fire-stricken Yantian Express have been identified as a total lossLearn More Feb 13 2019
Hapag-Lloyd has declared general average on its fire-stricken boxship, Yantian Express.Learn More Jan 29 2019
Hapag-Lloyd has issued another statement on January 17th, as to the container fire that still rages onboard the Yantian Express.Learn More Jan 18 2019
Hapag-Lloyd has issued a statement on January 10th, as to the container fire onboard the Yantian Express.Learn More Jan 11 2019
Towing operations have begun for Sincerity Ace, the Panama-flagged car carrier that caught on fire on New Years’ Eve.Learn More Jan 10 2019
A fire erupted on board the Panamanian-flagged car carrier, Sincerity ACE, approximately 1800 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii, in the morning of December the 31st.Learn More Jan 02 2019
Fire erupted onboard the Mongolian-flagged, general cargo ship, Aventador, at approximately 07:30 am on December the 15th.Learn More Dec 18 2018
Indonesian-flagged passenger RoRo vessel, Gerbang Samudra I, caught on fire, early in the morning of December the 2nd.Learn More Dec 03 2018
Turkish Cargo Ship, Kilic 1, caught on fire in the evening of November 20th, approximately 8 nautical miles southeast of Cape Matapan, near the southern coast of Greece.Learn More Nov 21 2018
A passenger ferry crashed into a loading crane at the port of Barcelona, early in the morning of October 31th , causing an enormous fire in the process.Learn More Nov 01 2018
9 injuries and over 24 deaths during the first 3 quarters of 2018 in beaching yards in South Asia, according to data from NGO sources.Learn More Oct 19 2018
Residents around Port Harcourt were evacuated after a fire swept across several vessels leaving 5 people missing and feared dead.Learn More May 08 2018
A crew member who was reported missing after a fire on board research vessel, MV Geos, has now been confirmed dead.Learn More Apr 18 2018
I. Vlad Sutea
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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