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Vessel Attacked in Bab-el-Mandeb - September 3rd 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Aden.

Sep 04 2019

ICS Urges Against the Use of Armed Security Forces when Transiting through the Middle East

The International Chamber of Shipping has issued a warning, urging shipping companies sailing through the Middle East to avoid using armed security guards on their transits, as to avoid potentially escalating the already volatile situation.

Jul 16 2019

Suspicious Approach in Bab El Mandeb - July 1st 2019

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious approach occurred in the Strait of Bab El Mandeb.

Jul 02 2019

BREAKING - Second Suspicious Approach in the Gulf of Aden

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a second suspicious approach occurred in the Gulf of Aden within the space of two days.

Feb 26 2019

BREAKING - Suspicious Approach Near Bab-El-Mandeb Strait

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was approached by several skiffs near the strait of Bab-El-Mandeb.

Dec 13 2018


Strait at Risk - What if Iran Blockades the Strait of Hormuz?

I. Vlad Sutea
Intelligence Officer

As the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, the Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important hydrocarbon chokepoint, accounting for almost 40 percent of global energy transport. While Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the past, recent attacks in the adjacent waters have heightened fears of an Iranian blockade. Although the likelihood of armed conflict in the region remains low, the possible impact of hostilities is far too serious to ignore.

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