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.
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.
Seven masked-men armed with guns, believed to be members of the Kidnap for Ransom Group (KFRG) in Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), have reportedly abducted three Indonesian crew members from a Malaysian fishing boat, in Malaysian waters.
During a coordinated sea-air operation on 19 September, the Indian Coast Guard seized a huge cache of ketamine drug worth Rs. 300 crore (=USD 40 million) onboard a Myanmarese ship, the agency informed on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
Saudi Aramco will fully restore its production capacity by the end of September, the President and CEO of Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas giant announced, in light of the Saturday’s drone attacks that caused disruptions on around half of the country’s oil capacity.
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