The Singapore-flagged Container Ship, MAERSK SEMBAWANG was temporarily detained in the Spanish port of Algeciras, due to excessive emissions originating from the ship’s main engine.Learn More Jul 22 2019
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Authorities in Spain have seized over 10 tons of Hashish from the Moldova-flagged General Cargo Ship, HELGA (ship name as reported by AIS: ELG) in the afternoon of June the 17th.Learn More Jun 19 2019
The Spanish fishing vessel, Gure Leire, was seized by Spanish authorities on the 27th of May after they discovered over two and a half tonnes of cocaine onboard.Learn More Jun 05 2019
At least 17 migrants have died in the last 24 hours, while attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain.Learn More Nov 07 2018
Spanish Special Operations Police (GEO) boarded a tugboat in the Atlantic Ocean, seizing over 1400 kilos of cocaine and arresting ten suspects in the process.Learn More Oct 24 2018
Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has said the country will take in 629 refugees that have been stranded at sea after being refused entry in to Malta and Italy.Learn More Jun 14 2018
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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