The French-flagged Passenger Ship, BURDIGALA II collided with a security pole during the afternoon hours of August the 18th.Learn More Aug 21 2019
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The Liberian-flagged Car Carrier, LAKE SUPERIOR collided with the French trawler Talariante during the early morning hours of June the 27th, while transiting off the coast of Roscoff, France.Learn More Jun 27 2019
The French rescue vessel, Patron Jacques Morisseau was caught in a storm during the morning hours of June the 7th while transiting off the western coast of France. As a result of the adverse weather conditions, the vessel capsized, claiming the lives of three of its crew members.Learn More Jun 12 2019
French Maritime authorities have located a third oil spill coming from Grimaldi’s sunken ConRo in the Bay of Biscay.Learn More Mar 19 2019
The Italian ConRo, Grande America sunk in the Bay of Biscay following the disastrous fire that ravaged the vessel on March 12th. French authorities are on high alert following the incident, due to reports of a 10km long oil slick that is expected to hit the southwest coast of France over the weekend.Learn More Mar 14 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
French ferry, Breizh Nevez, was serving the Groix-Lorient line when it struck a rock in the morning of February the 19th.Learn More Feb 21 2019
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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