Daily Archives: May 15, 2019

Singapore’s defense minister flags concerns on maritime security threats

Global maritime threats are persisting, and more work needs to be done to tackle new security challenges decisively and ensure that terrorism does not become endemic in parts of Southeast Asia, Singapore’s defense minister Ng Eng Hen said.

“Collectively, we …

London marine insurers to meet after ship attacks in Middle East

London’s marine insurance market will meet on Thursday to assess whether it needs to change the risk level for vessels in the Gulf after an attack on ships off the United Arab Emirates earlier this week, a senior official said …

Are tensions between US, Gulf allies and Iran coming to a head?

Iran-backed rebels attacking a Saudi oil pipeline with drones. A puzzling raid on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sabre-rattling between Washington and Tehran as US warships head to the region.

Many details remain unclear

Could tension in Gulf escalate into an open conflict?

In the second attack in less than 48 hours, two of Saudi Arabia‘s oil pumping stations were targeted in a series of drone attacks west of the capital Riyadh.

Houthi rebels said they carried out the attacks to warn …

Asian refiners may lift some Middle East crude in smaller vessels post sabotage

Various Asian buyers of Middle Eastern crude oil expressed some concerns over the safe passage of their term cargoes following the recent sabotage attack on Saudi oil tankers, prompting several refiners to consider lifting Persian Gulf barrels in smaller vessels …

Naval Dome: Tankers’ Attack in Fujairah Could Develop to Include Cyber-Attacks on Vessels Operating in The Region

Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela, a former senior officer in the military, comments on the recent attacks on tankers operating near the bunkering port of Fujairah.

“It is deeply worrying that four tankers have been attacked outside the strategically important …