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Iran's Revolutionary Guard detains foreign vessel for fuel smuggling

IRGC seizes vessel with over 220,000 liters of smuggled fuel in Persian Gulf, Tehran says; incident comes amid a debate about removing group from US terror list.

Saudi-led coalition intercepted Houthi drone from Yemen

Drone, heading towards the southwest Khamis Mushait region, was shot down by Saudi air defence, coalition said.

Israeli-owned vessel bound for UAE said struck in Indian Ocean

Official says cargo ship owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer; sources tell pro-Hezbollah TV channel unknown weapon causes fire onboard.

Alleged Tug Boat Hijacked within Persian Gulf

Pirates have hijacked an Iraqi ship that was stranded outside the country’s waters and took it to an unknown location, the MP for the Basra governorate said on Sunday.

Increase in attacks on ships in the Middle East

Recent tensions at sea include allegations by Iran that Israel has carried out an attack on one of its cargo ships in the Mediterranean.

Why some ships vanish before unloading in the Middle East

On a radar map, the northern mouth of the Suez canal resembles a Bermuda Triangle-sur-Mer: ships have a habit of disappearing. So it was with the Emerald, an oil tanker which went through the canal..

Will the Biden Presidency lead to greater maritime security in 2021 within the Persian Gulf?

Anticipating the Biden Administration’s Iran strategy is crucial for understanding future risks to maritime operators in the Persian Gulf. Though the new U.S. Administration has officially offered to..

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Returning Home After Long Sea Tour Watching Iran

The aircraft carrier Nimitz is finally going home. The Pentagon last month ordered the warship to remain in the Middle East because of Iranian threats against President Donald J. Trump and other..

Iran hopes US will return to Obama-era nuclear deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called on United States President-elect, Joe Biden, to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift sanctions imposed on Tehran by Donald Trump's administration...

U.S. Maritime Advisory West Africa Revised

The US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration has revised its advisory. This message cancels U.S. Maritime Advisory 2020-012 and will automatically expire on July 7, 2021. Threat Type:..