Maritime


  • Saudi Arabia: Explosives-laden boat hits fuel ship at Jeddah port, ministry says

    December 14, 2020

    Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in what it called a terrorist attack, after shipping firm Hafnia said one of its tankers was struck by an “external source”. A Saudi energy ministry spokesman, in a statement carried on state media, did ...

  • Tanker stowaways: ‘Hijacking’ ends after UK special forces storm ship off the Isle of Wight

    October 26, 2020

    Seven people were detained when military forces stormed a tanker suspected to have been hijacked off the Isle of Wight. Sixteen members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) ended a 10-hour standoff which started when stowaways on board the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda reportedly became violent. The stowaways, believed to be Nigerians seeking UK asylum, were handed over ...

  • Polish Navy bid to defuse one of WWII’s largest bombs near Baltic coast

    October 12, 2020

    Polish navy divers have launched an unprecedented operation to “neutralise” one of the largest bombs of the Second World War. The explosive device was discovered last year at the bottom of a shipping channel in Swinoujscie, on the Baltic coast. The five-tonne bomb — nicknamed “Tallboy” and capable of causing a small earthquake — was dropped by ...

  • Tanker loading crude damaged by floating mine in Yemen

    October 9, 2020

    A Maltese-flagged tanker has reportedly been damaged by a mine while taking on crude on October 3 outside the Yemeni port of Bir Ali. MV Syra reportedly suffered significant damage, resulting in a oil spill. Sources report that Syra was damaged, but not sunk. In fact, as of 8:30 a.m. EDT, the vessel was underway on ...