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Oil shippers raise offers for Middle East route on Gulf risk

Oil shippers raise offers for Middle East route on Gulf risk

  Owners of oil tankers are boosting their rates to haul crude on a key route from the Middle East as risks in the Gulf escalate after Iran retaliated against the...

U.S. warns of threats to ships in Gulf

U.S. warns of threats to ships in Gulf

  The United States Maritime Administration (SMA) has renewed its warning about threats to U.S. commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies in the Gulf and...

French warship to spearhead European mission in Gulf from next year

French warship to spearhead European mission in Gulf from next year

  A European operation to ensure safe shipping in the Gulf region, scene of attacks on merchant vessels this year, will get underway next month when a French...

UAE to join the U.S.-led naval force in Gulf

UAE to join the U.S.-led naval force in Gulf

  The official Emirati News Agency (WAM), reported on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates would join the U.S.-led international maritime safety coalition in the...

UAE to join the U.S.-led naval force in Gulf

UAE to join the U.S.-led naval force in Gulf

The official Emirati News Agency (WAM), reported on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates would join the U.S.-led international maritime safety coalition in the Gulf....

Japan to send patrol aircraft for U.S. Middle East maritime force

Japan won’t join U.S.-led maritime coalition in Gulf

Japan will not join a U.S.-led security mission to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, but will consider deploying its naval force...

China to escort ships in Gulf under U.S. proposal

China to escort ships in Gulf under U.S. proposal

China might escort Chinese commercial vessels in Gulf waters under a U.S. proposal for a maritime coalition to secure oil shipping lanes following attacks on tankers,...

UK to join US-led maritime security mission in Gulf

UK to join US-led maritime security mission in Gulf

Britain said on Monday it was joining a U.S.-led maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz. Tanker...

Iran says will not tolerate "maritime offences" in Gulf

Iran says will not tolerate “maritime offences” in Gulf

Iran runs security in the Strait of Hormuz and will no longer tolerate “maritime offences” there, its foreign minister said on Monday, a day after it seized...

Iran seizes another foreign ship in Gulf 

Iran seizes another foreign ship in Gulf 

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran’s state media reported on...

Another UK warship arrives in Gulf 

Another UK warship arrives in Gulf 

Efforts to secure safe passage through the Strait of Hormuz are ramping up as the U.K. said a second warship arrived in the area and South Korea may deploy its own unit...

Britain plans European protection force for shipping in Gulf

Britain plans European protection force for shipping in Gulf

Britain on Monday said it was planning a European-led protection force for shipping in the Gulf after Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in a dramatic...