Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 13th June 2022. 

👉 Within the last reporting period, a Greek court has overturned an earlier court ruling that allowed the confiscation by the United States of part of a cargo of Iranian oil on an Iranian-flagged tanker off the Greek coast. The move significantly lowers tensions between Greece and Iran and subsequently lowers the risk to Greek vessels operating within the region however it remains unclear if the U.S. or Greek governments would challenge the ruling. The reduction in risk is further predicated upon the conditional return of the Iranian cargo. 

👉 In Libya, oil exports have been halted at As Sidr and Ras Lanuf ports as protestors blockade access to the port. This follows continuing protests and force majeures at Brega and Zeuitina port demanding that Prime Minister Dbeibah hand over power to parliament elected Prime Minister Bashagha. In addition, groups continue to threaten to close Hariga oil port, however, there have been no reports of official closures. In Tripoli, on 10 June, violent clashes erupted between two groups. There were heavy exchanges of gunfire and explosions across several districts. There have been no reported casualties. 

👉 Within Ukrainian waters, Russia has claimed that Russian forces are ready to resume grain shipments at Berdyansk and Mariupol ports, however, have insisted that Kyiv needs to demine the approaches to its port for exports to take place. Within the wider Black Sea, the International Maritime Organisation has stated that “completely removing sea mines in the port areas would take several months” in the event of lifting the blockade on Ukrainian ports for grain exports. 

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