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14 Ukrainian Seafarers Rescued from Heavily Listing Ship in the Aegean Sea

The Liberian-flagged General Cargo Ship, NEW LEO was disabled during the morning of December the 4th, while transiting through Greek waters.

Dec 05 2019

Two Companies Fined $1.8 Million Over MARPOL Violations

Greek shipowner Chartworld Shipping and its affiliate, Nederland Shipping, both pled guilty to presenting false documents & concealing evidence to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), according to a statement released by the US Department of Justice.

Oct 22 2019

High Court Rules the Brillante Virtuoso Pirate Attack was an Elaborate Attempt at Insurance Fraud

The High Court in London has ruled that the Liberia-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, BRILLANTE VIRTUOSO was not, in fact, the victim of a pirate attack, but was intentionally damaged by the ship’s Greek owner, Marios Iliopoulos.

Oct 10 2019

Mega Containership Collides with Chemical Tanker in the Port of Piraeus - Tanker in Danger of Capsizing, Suffered Major Damages

The Japanese-flagged Mega Container Ship, ONE BLUE JAY collided with the Turkish-flagged Tanker, GUNECE during the morning of September the 26th while attempting to berth at the port of Perama, Piraeus, Greece.

Sep 27 2019

Greek Companies Forced to Pay $3 Million in Fines over Air Pollution Offences

The US Department of Justice has fined two Greek shipping companies a total of $3 million for a series of air pollution offences, including false recordkeeping, polluting & obstructing of justice.

Aug 28 2019

Detained Iranian Oil Tanker, Grace1 Changes Name, Sets Sail for Greek Port - US Renews Calls for Seizure

The seized Iranian Oil Tanker, Grace1 officially set sail from Gibraltar in the evening of August the 18th, heading towards the Greek port of Kalamata.

Aug 20 2019

Port of Piraeus Authorities Seize Record Breaking Amount of Amphetamines from Container Vessel

A massive amount of amphetamine (fenethylline) was seized from a container vessel docked in Piraeus, during a raid on June the 26th.

Jul 09 2019

9 Stowaways Found inside Container Ship in Piraeus

On June the 22nd, Greek authorities detained 9 immigrants that were found onboard the Portuguese-flagged Container Ship, Stadt Dresden.

Jun 24 2019

Fire Erupts on Livestock Carrier in the Port of Piraeus

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.

May 31 2019

US Court Indicts Greek Shipping Company

A federal grand jury in Delaware, US has indicted the Greek shipping company, Evridiki Navigation Inc., Liquimar Tankers Management Services Inc., and a vessel’s Chief Engineer for attempting to hide evidence of an oil discharge.

May 21 2019

Greek Oil Tanker Runs Aground near Gavrio

Greek-flagged Oil/Chemical Tanker, Agios Georgios I, ran aground near Gavrio, Greece in the evening of March 15th.

Mar 18 2019

Luxury Cruise Ship Damaged in Collision During Maiden Voyage

Norwegian-flagged luxury cruise ship, Viking Jupiter collided with a pier during her maiden cruise.

Feb 15 2019

Greek Shipping Company Fined $2MN USD for Dumping Oily Waste at Sea

Piraeus-based Greek Shipping Company, Navimax Corporation, a subsidiary of Greek shipowner Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., has been fined $2,000,000 USD by a federal district court judge in the United states for discharging oily waste at sea.

Dec 14 2018

Cargo Ship Caught on Fire and Subsequently Abandoned

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.

Nov 21 2018

Cargo Ship Ran Aground in Greece

Albanian-flagged general cargo ship, Koravi, ran aground at approximately 20:00 UTC on November the 15th , while sailing through the southeast coast of Greece.

Nov 19 2018

Severe Disruption Predicted as Greek Seamen Strike on Monday

Greek seamen have confirmed they will strike on Monday after a meeting over crew wages failed to reach an agreement.

Aug 29 2018

UK Anti-Piracy Firm Joins Greece's Oldest Maritime Security Agency

Anti-piracy company ARX Maritime join Greece’s oldest maritime security agency in support of Greek shipping industry’s fight against piracy attacks.

Aug 16 2018


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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