THE SOMALI GOVERNMENT REQUESTED THE GLOBAL ANTI-PIRACY COALITION ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO STOP ILLEGAL FISHING VESSELS COMING FROM IRAN AND PAKISTAN
THE OMANI MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS INTERWENED AT THE MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE
MARITIME PIRACY WON’T BE LEFT UNANSWERED – IRAN ON TANKER ATTACK
Suspected rocket attack damages Iranian vessel in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jeddah.
Iranian held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates.
The Gulf’s changing security could have serious economic implications as the U.S. continues to disengage from the region.
Iran’s foreign ministry said the British-flagged chemical tanker Stena Impero, which Iran had detained in mid-July, will be released soon.
Coast guard officials from Iran seized a boat on Saturday and arrested 12 Filipinos, who they claimed were part of a “fuel-smuggling ring” in the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran will free seven crew members, including five Indians of the detained British tanker, Stena Impero, announced Iranian officials on Wednesday, September 4.