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          Iran’s navy prevents pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

          An Iranian warship on Saturday prevented an attack by pirates against two oil tankers that it was escorting in the Gulf of Aden, the country’s naval chief said. “Navy commandos were successful in..

          State TV says Iranian speedboats intercepted US Navy vessel

          TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran’s state TV reported Thursday that speedboats belonging to the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard have intercepted U.S. vessels in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. Navy spokesman..

          Economic Issues Primed to Drive Iranian Foreign Policy Agenda

          Iran’s former judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi, was inaugurated as the country’s new president on August 5.

          Appointment Of A New Iran Navy Commander Follows Recent Mishaps

          Iran’s Supreme Leader has named Rear Admiral Shahram Irani as the new commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy (IRIN). IRIN is one of two Iranian navies, the other being the Islamic..

          What are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?

          On July 29th, the Panama-flagged oil tanker M/T MERCER STREET was attacked off the coast of Oman, resulting in the deaths of two onboard personnel: a Romanian national, understood to be the vessel..

          Attack on MT MERCER STREET (IMO9539585)

          Reporting indicates that the Liberian flagged MT MERCER STREET (IMO 9539585) has been attacked approximately 152nm NE Al Duqm, Oman.

          How illicit Trade destabilises the Swahili Coast

          The ancient trade routes of East Africa’s Swahili Coast – a 3,000 kilometre littoral stretching from Somalia in the north to Northern Mozambique in the south – is riddled with illegal trading. These..

          Iran gears up to use new oil exports terminal

          Oil has arrived at Iran’s new exports facility off the Sea of Oman and is ready for loading as scheduled according to the National Iranian Oil Co. 

          Shipping industry seeks to combat dark oil transfers at sea

          Top oil shipping companies say they have tightened operational guidelines and deployed technology to prevent accidental breaches of sanctions, as the countries hit by ever tougher restrictions fight..