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Piracy & Security

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Crew of Houthi-hijacked Galaxy Leader allowed ‘modest contact’ with families says vessel’s registered owner

Public relations company issues second statement on behalf of registered owner and shipmanger since car carrier was hijacked on November 19

Political Risk and Trade Crewing

Houthis escalate Red Sea attacks on commercial shipping with strikes against three vessels

The Houthis have escalated their Red Sea threat with four attacks on three commercial ships in a span of just seven hours. A spokesperson for the Houthis mentioned attacks on only two vessels, which it said were due to their links to Israel, but only one of the three appears to have any such links

Piracy and Security Yemen

US destroyer shoots down Iranian-made drone in Red Sea

A US Navy guided missile destroyer shot down an Iranian-made drone launched from Yemen on Wednesday, as it was escorting a US navy oiler and a US-flagged ship carrying military equipment in the Red Sea

Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade

ICS expresses ‘serious concern’ at Red Sea attacks

Gard issues loss prevention advice for vessels transiting region

Insurance Piracy and Security

EU navies monitoring dhow hijacked off Somalia

EU Navfor said it tracked a dhow hijacked last week out of concerns it could be used to stage attacks on further ships, but gave few details

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Zim to alter routes amid threat to Israel-linked vessels

Israeli carrier Zim is rerouting some vessels in light of the threat to safe transit of global trade in the Arabian and Red Seas

Containers Piracy and Security

Israel-linked shipping reroutes as Yemen threat escalates

Pirates or Houthis? The identity of the attackers who boarded Zodiac-owned Central Park over the weekend remains unclear. But the net effect of this latest incident — coupled with missile and drone attacks, the seizure of Galaxy Leader, and an unwillingness from navies to commit to escorts — is driving ships with even partial links to Israel to divert

Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade

Zodiac crew unharmed after Somalia attack

Zodiac’s chemical tanker Central Park was boarded by pirates on Sunday morning, not, as initially reported, Houthi naval forces. All crew are safe and the vessel and cargo undamaged. US navy has apprehended five individuals who are being held for questioning

Somalia Piracy and Security

Türkiye, Romania and Bulgaria working to counter Black Sea mine threat

Five merchant vessels have been damaged by a sea mine or been in the vicinity at the time of an explosion since October

Ukraine crisis Piracy and Security

High-risk Israel-linked vessels receiving Red Sea naval support

Ships considered to be high-risk targets with links to Israel are diverting around the Cape of Good Hope to avoid being targeted in the Red Sea, however, naval ships are quietly escorting the few remaining vessels prepared to enter the region

Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade

Israeli owners may face war risk rate hike after car carrier capture

Red Sea transits unavoidable for Suez Canal users and even a rise of a fraction of a percentage point could add hundreds of thousands of dollars to cost of a trip

Israel Yemen

Israel-linked ships divert as Houthis threaten more Red Sea attacks

The seizure of the vehicle carrier Galaxy Leader at the hands of Houthi rebels has prompted Israel-linked ships to divert away from the Red Sea and security analysts have warned that the risk of collateral damage via mistaken identity is high

Piracy and Security Political Risk and Trade
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