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Iran seizes another ship for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel

Iran seized another vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, according to Iran’s semi-official Students News agency ISNA. The ship was detained near Iran’s Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf.

Iran seizes vessel for alleged fuel smuggling in Gulf

Iran has seized a tugboat which was allegedly smuggling fuel on Saturday, September 7, and detained its 12 Filipino crew. Iranian TV reported that the vessel was transmitting about 284,000 litres of diesel. Iran hasn’t provided additional information for the vessel, as under which flag its flying.

US sanctions and shipping tensions affect DP World’s cargo volumes

As Bloomberg reports, the US sanctions against Iran and Abu Dhabi’s competition are having a negative impact at DP World Plc’s ports in Dubai, who are seeing a less cargo volumes for a fifth year in a row. Drewry focuses on the fact that the Dubai’s container volumes have also been affected by the restrictions on cargo shipments to Qatar because of an embargo by the UAE and additional Arab nations.

Strike Club to continue providing marine delay cover in Gulf of Oman

The Strike Club informed that it will continue to provide marine delay insurance for operators in the Straits of Hormuz between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. The Club reached this decision, despite rising political tensions in the area and recent attacks on six tankers.

Vessels operating in or near the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman

The Maritime Administration of the Marshall Islands issued an advisory concerning vessels operating in or near the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman. The note highlights that many are the countries that conduct naval exercises and operations in these areas. Thus, this advisory supplements information and navigation warnings routinely provided by other sources.

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