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
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
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
The fuels needed to meet to net zero will mean seafarers having new skills. A taskforce to ensure that happens is launching its training framework during COP28
Gard issues loss prevention advice for vessels transiting region
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
The world’s leading classification societies are fundamental to the decarbonisation and digitalisation of shipping. The year 2023 has seen a flow of communications from class regarding approvals in principles for new carbon-reduction technology and concept designs for alternative fuel vessels — even including the once-derided nuclear power. Meanwhile, LR’s Nick Brown steps down from two-and-half years as chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies, to be replaced by Rina’s Roberto Cazzulo in January 2024
Israeli carrier Zim is rerouting some vessels in light of ‘the threat to safe transit of global trade in the Arabian and Red Seas’
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
More than 5.6m tonnes has been exported under Ukraine’s self-managed route with analysts saying it is now more effective than the UN-brokered Black Sea Initiative
The 8,034 teu MSC Rita is the largest containership to have been sold for recycling since the normalisation of container markets in the third quarter of 2022
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
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