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

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

Tanker loading crude damaged by floating mine in Yemen

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 Read More …

Arab gas pipeline explosion caused Syria blackout – state media

A huge explosion has struck a major natural gas pipeline near Damascus causing a near-nationwide blackout, Syrian state media has said, quoting the country’s electricity and oil ministers. The Sana news agency and Ikhbariya TV channel showed footage of a Read More …

Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency

Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it could have profound socio-economic and security implications for Southern Africa. The Islamic State-inspired Ahlu-Sunnah Wal Jama’at Read More …

Yemen’s Houthis say Saudi oil facility hit in overnight attack

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have attacked a large oil facility in an industrial complex south of the Saudi Arabian city of Jizan as part of an overnight operation. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis said on Monday it intercepted Read More …