According to a Houthi military source, the Yemeni rebels have released the three vessels, and 16 seafarers they had seized earlier in the week.Learn More Nov 21 2019
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The Yemeni Rebels have hijacked the Saudi Arabian-flagged Tug, Rabigh-3 during the evening hours of Sunday the 17th of November, while the vessel was transiting through the Red Sea.Learn More Nov 19 2019
The Iranian state Oil Tanker, SABITI was the victim of an alleged terrorist attack during the early morning hours of October the 11th while it was transiting through the Red Sea.Learn More Oct 11 2019
According to a statement by an Iranian Maritime official, released on September the 22nd, the British-flagged Oil Tanker, Stena Impero is soon to be released.Learn More Sep 25 2019
According to a statement by an Iranian State representative, Iran has sold the 2.1 million barrels of crude oil on board the Crude Oil Tanker, Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as Grace1 to an unknown buyer.Learn More Aug 29 2019
The Iranian Oil Carrier, HELM suffered mechanical failure during the early morning hours of August the 20th while transiting through the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia.Learn More Aug 23 2019
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.Learn More Aug 20 2019
On May the 12th four shipping vessels were attacked in Fujairah anchorage. The hard-earned, relative peace and stability that had temporarily settled into the region over the last few years was being threatened. This could have been a one-time incident, but the threat was far from over.Learn More Jul 29 2019
The UAE-based charterer of the Panama-flagged Oil Tanker, MT Riah that was seized while transiting through the Strait of Hormuz last week, has denied Iran’s allegations of oil smuggling.Learn More Jul 25 2019
The owners of the Stena Impero, the UK-flagged Oil Tanker that was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on June the 19th, have denied allegations of a collision involving their vessel.Learn More Jul 24 2019
The UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has proposed the creation of a European naval task force in order to protect commercial vessels transiting through the Strait of Hormuz.Learn More Jul 23 2019
The International Chamber of Shipping has issued a warning, urging shipping companies sailing through the Middle East to avoid using armed security guards on their transits, as to avoid potentially escalating the already volatile situation.Learn More Jul 16 2019
The rift between the West and Iran continues to grow; authorities in Gibraltar have proceeded to arrest the Indian Master & Chief Officer of the Iranian Oil Tanker, Grace 1.Learn More Jul 12 2019
The BP-owned Oil Tanker, British Heritage has sought shelter in the Persian Gulf, as BP fears it might be the target of an Iranian retaliation for the seizure of Grace 1.Learn More Jul 10 2019
Naval forces belonging to the Saudi coalition in Yemen destroyed a boat full of explosives, that was allegedly set to attack an unidentified commercial vessel in the Red Sea.Learn More Jul 10 2019
A unit of Royal Marine Commandos raided the Panama-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, Grace 1 during the early morning hours of June 4th, as the vessel was transiting through the strait of Gibraltar.Learn More Jul 04 2019
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious approach occurred in the Strait of Bab El Mandeb.Learn More Jul 02 2019
The United Arab Emirates have gone on record, to suggest more evidence is needed to back the US allegations that Iran was behind the attacks on the two tankers off the Strait of Hormuz on June the 13th.Learn More Jun 28 2019
Situation Report on the shooting down of the US Navy UAV that occurred over the Strait of Hormuz on June the 20th. Written by Intelligence Officer & ARX Maritime Correspondent, I. Vlad Sutea.Learn More Jun 24 2019
Over 60 cattle have died onboard the Bahamas-flagged Livestock Carrier, MAYSORA upon arrival the vessel’s arrival in Israel, prompting many animal rights groups to accusations of animal cruelty.Learn More Jun 18 2019
The two tankers that were attacked last Thursday off the strait of Hormuz, successfully arrived at the port of Fujairah on June the 17th, following a salvaging operation.Learn More Jun 17 2019
More details have surfaced on the attacks on the two tankers that occurred near the Strait of Hormuz, in the area between Fujairah, UAE and Jask, Iran on June the 13th.Learn More Jun 14 2019
Two tankers have been involved in an attack in the Gulf of Oman during the morning hours of June the 13th and had to be evacuated.Learn More Jun 13 2019
New details have surfaced on the sabotage attack that took place in Fujairah, UAE last Sunday.Learn More May 20 2019
Initial reports of the events that took place on the 12th of May, in the United Arab Emirates, indicate that explosive charges or limpet mines were the primary culprits used in the sabotage attacks.Learn More May 14 2019
According to the United Arab Emirates, at least four vessels were the victims of a sabotage attack on May the 12th in the Gulf of Oman, UAE.Learn More May 13 2019
Maltese-flagged LNG tanker, ASEEM collided with the anchored Hong Kong-flagged VLCC tanker SHINYO OCEAN in the evening of March the 24th at Fujairah Anchorage, UAE.Learn More Mar 26 2019
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a second suspicious approach occurred in the Gulf of Aden within the space of two days.Learn More Feb 26 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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