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Barge Capsizes during Cargo Operations - Further Contaminates Solomon Islands Reef

On June the 1st an accident during cargo operations saw over 5,000 tons of bauxite released into the waters of Kangava Bay, Solomon Islands.

Jul 09 2019

Solomon Trader Refloated Following Disastrous Oil Spill

The Hong Kong-flagged bulker, Solomon Trader was refloated on May the 11th after having spent almost three months grounded in the shallows near Renell Island, Solomon Islands.

May 14 2019

Ship Owner Issues Apology over Solomon Islands Oil Spill

The owner of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier, Solomon Trader has issued an apology over the oil spill that occurred on Renell Island on February 4th.

Mar 06 2019

Solomon Trader Grounding Turns into Full Blown Environmental Disaster

Almost a full month after the grounding of the Solomon Trader, the full extent of the ecological damage to the surrounding area is beginning to come to light.

Feb 28 2019

UPDATE – Grounded Bulk Carrier Declared a Total Loss – Awaiting Salvage

Salvage teams are in place, ready to remove the wreck of the Hong-Kong-flagged bulk carrier, Solomon Trader, that ran aground off Renell Island on February the 4th.

Feb 21 2019

UPDATE – Solomon Trader Hull Breached, Sparking Major Environmental Disaster

The Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands has asked Australia for emergency help after an oil spill from a grounded bulk carrier has caused a potential environmental disaster near a world heritage area.

Feb 19 2019

Ship Grounding Raises Fears for Local Ecosystem

Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, Solomon Trader, was grounded after hitting a reef in the Solomon Islands.

Feb 13 2019

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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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