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Japanese Vessel Catches on Fire, 24 Crew Members Forced to Abandon Ship

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.

Jul 16 2019

Japanese Minesweeping Vessel Heavily Damaged Following Collision with Cargo Ship

The Japanese General Cargo Ship, JEIKEI 3 collided with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) Minesweeping vessel, NOTOJIMA during the early morning hours of June the 27th as it was transiting through the Seto Inland Sea, Japan.

Jun 27 2019

Two Japanese Vessels Collide – Freighter Sinks, Three Crew Members Missing, One Dead

Two Japanese Cargo Ships collided during the early morning hours of May the 26th while transiting east of Tokyo.

May 27 2019

Sincerity ACE Being Towed to Japan as Panama Opens Investigation into Incident

Towing operations have begun for Sincerity Ace, the Panama-flagged car carrier that caught on fire on New Years’ Eve.

Jan 10 2019

Crew Abandons Burning Car Carrier - 3 Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing

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.

Jan 02 2019

Japanese and South Korean Vessels Collide in the Sea of Japan

A Japanese and a South Korean fishing trawler collided in the Sea of Japan, in the morning of November the 15th.

Nov 16 2018

Three Crewmen Die Aboard Japanese Cargo Vessel

Three crewmen died while aboard the Panama-flagged merchant vessel, Apollo Kita, after losing consciousness due to oxygen deprivation in the ship’s cargo hold.

Nov 13 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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