The presence of the UK warships in the Strait of Hormuz has stabilized the commercial shipping operations, following the tensions in the area after Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the region, a British navy official reported to Reuters.
In order to protect ships from piracy attacks at Douala anchorage, Cameroon decided to supply armed guards, free of charge, that will stay on board a vessel for the duration of its stay at the anchorage. The new arrangement will limit the administrative delays that arise when completing an application for government armed guards on board.
A total of eight incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in August, representing a 11% decrease compared to August 2018, according to ReCAAP ISC’s monthly report. The total number of incidents in January-August 2019 has decreased by 25% compared to January-August 2018.
The International Group of P&I Clubs issued a circular providing an update on the US sanctions on the government of Venezuela and Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA). On 5 August 2019, the US increased its sanctions programme against Venezuela, with the Executive Order 13884.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomed the Iranian authorities release of seven crew members from the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, but urged for a transparent solution to this matter for the release of the other 16 seafarers who remain onboard, away from their families.
In its weekly report for 3-9 September, ReCAAP ISC informed of one attempted incident of armed robbery against the Panamanian-flagged chemical tanker ‘SG Pegasus’ while anchored at Tanjung Uban anchorage, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia on 7 August.
The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which has been seized by Iran for almost two months, could be released after the imminent completion of legal proceedings against the tanker, Iranian state television reported on Sunday.
The Mexican Naval Forces busted two packages containing cocaine from a cargoship in Altamira port, Mexico. According to the navy, the forces located 49 kg among iron ore at the carrier’s cargo hold. The Cyprus-flagged general cargo vessel arrived at the port of Altamira on September 5 from Colombia’s Barranquilla port.
This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on ISPS Code asking industry experts whether the code itself can enhance maritime security against modern security threats such as cargo theft and terrorism.
Following a long journey across Mediterranean, the Iranian oil tanker ‘Adrian Darya 1’, which is at the centre of a major diplomatic dispute between Iran and the US, eventually arrived at the Syrian port of Tartus and sold its cargo, violating EU and US sanctions.
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