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Vessel Robbed off Port Klang, Malaysia - August 12th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Port Klang, Malaysia.

Aug 15 2019

China Raises Threat Level for Ships Sailing through the Strait of Malacca

According to a notice posted on a ministry website on June the 2nd, Beijing has asked Chinese shipping companies to raise the security level on ships transiting through the Strait of Malacca.

Jul 04 2019

Terrorist Group Kidnaps 10 Seafarers off the Coast of Malaysia

Ten gunmen, belonging to the Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, kidnapped 10 fishermen during the early morning hours of June the 18th off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.

Jun 19 2019

Attempted Robbery near Johor, Malaysia - May 31st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored near Johor, Malaysia

Jun 10 2019

Vessel Robbed in Malaysia - May 18th 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Tanjung Piai, Malaysia.

May 29 2019

Devastating Fire on Malaysian Ferry

A fire erupted in the engine room of the Malaysian Ferry, Dragon Star 1, in the afternoon of February the 25th.

Feb 26 2019

Greek Bulk Carrier Detained Following Collision with Malaysian Vessel

Greek-flagged Panamax-class bulk carrier, Pireas, collided with the Malaysian Government vessel, Polaris, in the afternoon of February the 8th. Following the incident, Malaysian authorities proceeded to impound the vessel and detain its crew.

Feb 11 2019

Oil Product Tanker Capsizes in Malaysia

St Kitts and Nevis-flagged oil product tanker, Sea Frontier, capsized near Tanjung Penyusop, Malaysia, in the evening of January the 30th.

Jan 31 2019

Merchant Vessel Capsizes in Malaysia

Malaysian-flagged merchant vessel, Bahagia Maju sank in the morning of January the 29th, some eight nautical miles off the Sungari Rajang estuary, Malaysia.

Jan 30 2019

Cargoship Sinks – 2 Dead, 1 Missing

Palau-flagged Cargo Ship, AMANDA, capsized and sank at approximately 2pm local time on December the 25th, 3 nautical miles east of Tanjung Sepang, Malaysia.

Dec 26 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

BREAKING - Kidnapping of Four Seafarers in Malaysia

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution, after the potential kidnapping of four seafarers in Malaysia.

Dec 17 2018

Terrorist Group Kidnaps 3 Seafarers in Malaysia

Three crew members of an as-of-yet undisclosed vessel were abducted on December the 5th, in the vicinity of Lahad Datu, Sabah, near the Philippine border.

Dec 11 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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