U.K. frigate deters Iranian interference with BP tanker

A U.K. Royal Navy frigate has blocked an attempt by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to interfere with the passage of a BP Shipping tanker through the Strait of Hormuz. According to

Iran infuriated by seizure of tanker off Gibraltar

The seizure of a 300,00 dwt tanker by Gibraltar authorities early yesterday has provoked angry responses from Iran — and has also ruffled a few diplomatic feathers in Spain. Iran’s FARS news

VIDEO: Iranians remove unexploded limpet mine from tanker

More details are now emerging on yesterday’s attacks on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. It now seems certain that the explosions were caused by limpet mines. Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of

VIDEO: U.S. blames Iran in Strait of Hormuz tanker attacks

At a press briefing in Washington this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attacks on two tankers that occurred in the Strait of Hormuz earlier today. “This

MARAD advisory warns U.S.-flag ships of Iran threats

With tensions between the U.S. and Iran ratcheting up, the U.S. Maritime Administration  is warning of  growing threats to U.S.-flag ships. Yesterday, it  issued an MSCI (Maritime Security Communications with Industry) advisory

Greek tanker owners will be hit by U.S. sanctions on Iran oil

AUGUST 13, 2018 – According to VesselsValue.com, Greek shipowners are among those most likely to be affected by U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports. According to VesselsValue Trade Analyst Adil Aliev, a

U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran’s maritime and energy sectors

MAY 8, 2018 —President Donald J. Trump today announced his decision to pull the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, more formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and

DSME plans to help develop Iranian shipyard

DECEMBER 29, 2016 — Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) and the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) have signed an outline agreement to cooperate on developing

With sanctions lifted, IRISL resumes service to Hamburg

MARCH 18, 2016—The 2,500-TEU containership Azargoun called at the Port of Hamburg on March 17, signaling the reopening of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines’ “European Container Line” (ECL) between Northern Europe

Fincantieri inks Iranian shipyard cooperation agreement

JANUARY 27, 2016 — Fincantieri reports that it has signed a number of framework agreements with Iranian companies. It says these “preliminary understandings are prior to the accomplishment of several contracts worth

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