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Stena Impero not freed yet

Despite previous announcements on Iran freeing Stena Impero, Stena Bulk reported that the vessel remains detained at anchor in Bandar Abbas. The company noted that they will continue their efforts in freeing the vessel and its crew.

UAE joins US-led alliance for safety in Strait of Hormuz

The United Arab Emirates joined the United States-led commission aiming to protect marine safety, navigation and worldwide trade. The Director of the International Security Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation noted that this alliance adds to worldwide as well as local attempts to prevent threats to marine navigation and global trade, contributing to the conservation of international tranquility and safety and thus establishing the flow of energy supplies to the global economy.

Stena Impero is ‘free to leave’, says Iran ambassador to UK

The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero is ‘free to leave’, said Iran’s ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad in a statement through its twitter account Monday, just over two months after Iranian forces seized the ship in the Strait of Hormuz, for alleged marine violations.

Moody’s: Quick return of Saudi oil output to demonstrate resilience

Saudi Arabia’s ability to quickly restore oil production after the weekend’s attacks on its oil facilities would demonstrate an important degree of resilience to potentially very damaging shocks, Moody’s said in light of the recent drone attacks against Saudi Arabia’s plants. 

Pirates board tanker anchored off Guinea

Four robbers armed with a gun and knives boarded an anchored tanker, while it was anchored about 5 nm southwest of Conakry, in the Gulf of Guinea, according to IMB Piracy. Upon boarding the ship, they took hostage the duty AB, tide his hands and forced him to lead them to the bridge.

Kuwait updates ISPS Code to level 2

The Ministry of Communications in the state of Kuwait’s issued a Ministry Resolution increasing the ISPS level for all ports  within Kuwait to ISPS L2. Although many incidents had been occurred before, the 9/11 attack in United States triggered the development of ISPS Code.

IUMI launches revised paper on cargo theft prevention

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) issued a revised position paper concerning cargo theft prevention and calls the industry to proceed to actions to mitigate the risks of this matter; IUMI highlights that ‘efforts by law enforcement agencies to increase transnational cooperation to combat cargo theft must be enhanced.’

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