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VIDEO: Tanker on Fire in Gulf off Sharjah in UAE

Image of an oil tanker burning

PortandTerminal.com, January 29, 2020 DUBAI, UAE — A crude oil tanker in the Persian Gulf caught fire Wednesday night, prompting a warning from British naval officials to “exercise extreme caution.” Early indications are that the fire occurred during maintenance and that all crew are safe.  The vessel has been subject to dispute for non-payment of the crew for nearly 3 …

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Risk to shipping increases in Middle East with U.S. attack on top Iranian commander

Oil tanker in the hazy distance being attended to by tugboat

January 3, 2020 by Bloomberg By Brian Wingfield and Firat Kayakiran (Bloomberg) –The risk to shipping in the Persian Gulf region is set to rise following a U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed a top Iranian commander, just months after spiking to record levels on heightened geopolitical risk. The attack, for which Iran has vowed retaliation, escalates tensions in a region that exports …

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FLOATING ARMOURIES: The ships full of guns for hire against pirates

PortandTerminal.com, November 16, 2019 LONDON, ENGLAND – While pirate attacks on large container ships have dropped sharply over the past several years, they remain an ever-constant threat in certain maritime hotspots. It is these pirate attacks that fuel the demand for floating armouries, or Vessel Based Armouries as they are known in the business. This November alone, PortandTerminal.com has reported …

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Secret U.S. cyber mission devastated Iran’s vessel attack capabilities, officials reveal

US Cyber Command

PortandTerminal.com, August 29, 2019 Unnamed U.S. officials have told the U.S. media that covert attacks on Iranian intelligence systems in June had such a devastating impact, that the country has yet to recover its capabilities. WASHINGTON, DC – Recent American cyberattacks on an Iranian intelligence group were successful in reducing Iran’s capability to attack merchant shipping, American officials told the New York …

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How much firepower has the US moved into the Gulf?

PortandTerminal.com, August 14, 2019 The United States has been steadily moving in military firepower into the Gulf region in response to the escalating tensions and recent ship seizures by Iran WASHINGTON – The current tensions between the United States and Iran in the Persian Gulf region have led the US Navy to boost its firepower in the region. There are …

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Iran seizes another tanker in the Gulf, state media say

PortandTerminal.com, August 4, 2019 Iran has seized another foreign tanker in the Gulf, accusing it of smuggling, Iranian state media say. TEHRAN, IRAN – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Sepah News site has said that it seized a second ship during naval patrols that were aimed at “discovering and confronting organised smuggling”. A Revolutionary Guard Corps commander was quoted as saying its …

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U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese company for buying Iranian oil

PortandTerminal.com, July 23, 2019 The dangerous geopolitical chess game in the Persian Gulf just got even more complicated. For the first time, the U.S. has imposed sanctions on a Chinese company for purchasing Iranian crude oil. WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said late on Monday it was targeting the Chinese company Zhuhai Zhenrong as part of its “maximum pressure” campaign …

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