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Iran’s leader blames unspecified “government” for latest tanker attack

PortandTerminal.com, October 14, 2019 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident, although none has been presented. DUBAI – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani vows to respond to an attack on one of the country’s oil tankers in …

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

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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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Tankers do a vanishing act in Hormuz as tensions escalate

July 31 2019, by Bloomberg By Brian Wingfield and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) –Oil tanker owners are finding a way to reduce the risks of navigating the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important — and lately most dangerous — energy chokepoint: vanish from global tracking systems. Copying from Iran’s own playbook, at least 20 ships turned off their transponders while passing through …

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TAKEDOWN VIDEO: The moment Friday when Iranians seized the UK-tanker Stena Impero.

PortandTerminal.com, July 20, 2019 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Friday that its navy had captured the British-flagged oil tanker, Stena Impero, according to Iran’s state-run Press TV. This is the video of that vessel being captured. LONDON, ENGLAND – Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday (July 19) and told Tehran to return the vessels …

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Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes

PortandTerminal.com, July 19, 2019 DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) – The United States is struggling to win its allies’ support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it will increase tension with Iran, six sources familiar with the matter said. “The Americans have been talking to anyone interested about setting something up, mainly looking …

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