Bandar Abbas, home of Iran's navy and the main port in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, is currently hosting two Chinese naval vessels on a five-day goodwill visit,
Since China fired its first 'official' shot across the Petrodollar bow a year ago, there has been an increasing groundswell of de-dollarization across the world's energy trade (despite Washington's exclamations of 'isolated' non-dollar transactors). Show More Summary
Citing violation of Rules 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, and 16, of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGS) and their “otherwise negligent navigation [...] The post Volts Shipping Sues U.S. Navy For Strait of Hormuz Collision appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
According to a report by GAC, mariners are advised that the master of the motor tanker Album reported being approached and fired upon by a skiff in position: Lat 26-24.
IMB says unidentified assailants in a speedboat fired at a crude oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz on Sunday. The crew of the unidentified oil tanker reported being
Unknown assailants in a speedboat shot at a merchant vessel as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Oman on Sunday, the NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) said. The post Merchant Ship Fired On In Strait of Hormuz appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net Illustrative photo of an Iranian warship in the Strait of Hormuz (photo credit: Alex Hicks, Wikimedia Commons) Gee, it’s just peachy that we are giving Iran additional time to go completely nuclear. Show More Summary
According to a sensational report by Awad Mustafa in Defense News, not only has Tehran signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates over three disputed islands in the Persian Gulf, near the Strait of Hormuz, but it has also reached a possibly even more important accord with the government of Oman. Show More Summary
Iran is steadily increasing its ability to indigenously produce different kinds of submarines, some of which would likely play an important role in any Iranian effort to close down the Strait of Hormuz. In an interview with the semi-official...Show More Summary
Even though Iran has backed away from from its threats to lace the Strait of Hormuz with mines, militaries around the world (the US included) continue to employ the devices in large numbers—as much as 200 times as often as any other kind of maritime weapon. Show More Summary
Along with the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf near Iran and Oman, the Strait of Malacca is the world’s most important shipping chokepoint. Linking the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean, the Malacca Strait is...Show More Summary
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticises foreign presence in the Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
Just about the best negotiating tool that Iran can use in its standoff with the rest of the world is its often-repeated threat to shut the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow strip of water where the Persian Gulf meets the Arabian Sea.
China has taken over management of a major port in Pakistan in a move that gives it a potential naval base close to the Strait of Hormuz, reports Reuters. China paid most of the $248 million used to build the port of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea, aiming to slash...
WASHINGTON – A nuclear-powered U.S. attack submarine struck a suspected fishing vessel shortly after passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf on Thursday, damaging one of the submarine’s [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nuclear-powered U.S. attack submarine struck a suspected fishing vessel shortly after passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf on Thursday, damaging one of the submarine's periscopes but injuring no one, a Navy official said on the condition of anonymity. Show More Summary
TEHRAN, Iran — In an aggressive move, the Iranian military warned several foreign surveillance planes during military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz this past week. Iran is continuing to be aggressive toward any foreign presence and their recent military exercises are a show of strength to the international community. The contentious Strait of Hormuz [...]
Iranian Navy launched a 6-day massive drill in its southern waters on Friday, local satellite Press TV reported. The naval drills, dubbed Velayat 91, or Guardianship 91, are being carried out in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, Iran’s Navy Commander [...]
Iran has warned off foreign surveillance planes that have tried to approach its forces during naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian military spokesman said on Tuesday.The drills, which began on Friday, are aimed at showcasing...Show More Summary