Reporting indicates that the South Korean flagged Chemical Tanker HANKUK CHEMI has diverted her course northwards into Iranian Territorial Waters (ITW) while inbound to Fujairah from Al Jubail
A Singapore-flagged oil tanker was hit by an explosion off Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jiddah. According to reports, the explosion took place because of an external source.
According to Dryad, tanker vessel MV AGISILAOS was boarded by an unknown number of persons while underway resulting in the kidnap of 4 crew (2 Filipino, 1 Romanian, 1 Russian).
According to reports from Dryad, general cargo vessel MILAN was boarded by pirates 14nm NNM of the Pennington Terminal 10nm from shore, resulting in kidnapping of 10 crew members.
According to Dryad, a total of 19 crew members were kidnapped in two separate incidents in the Gulf Of Guinea.
Reporting indicates that the Liberian flagged Heavy Load carrier ZHEN HUA 7 (IMO9166560) has been boarded while drifting 78nm NW of Sao Tome.
Beirut has been rocked by a significant and devastating explosion, following a severe industrial accident in a warehouse, situated in the Beirut’s port complex.