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.
In the Red sea, about 125 miles north of Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen, an oil tanker has suffered a blast attack. The Athens-based TMS Tankers said the Maltese-flagged vessel was “attacked by an unknown source” after it had finished discharging and was equipping to depart the dock in Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia.
U.S. Navy awarded a Lockheed Martin-led team, which includes Fincantieri Marinette Marine, a multi-billion dollar order for the construction of four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants ships, as part of the country’s Foreign Military Sales program.
The ITF and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have committed to work closer together to support seafarers calling in all Saudi Arabia ports.
Bahri announced it has signed a VPA with IMI and a subsequent sub-contract agreement with its long-term partner HHI to build of a 319,000 DWT VLCC with delivery expected in October 2021.
The commitment from five of the Kingdom’s maritime leaders at the world-class Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh highlights the significant platform this allows to discuss how Vision 2030 will transform the Saudi economy.
A new technology, called ground level optical water cut (GLOW), allows checking the water content of a crude oil shipment in a safe and timely manner.
More than a dozen homemade drones attempted to attack two Russian military bases in Syria in the past week, while a swarm of three remote-control boats in the Red Sea rushed a Saudi-flagged oil taker.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded the first contract for a quartet of frigates the company is building as part of a $20 billion foreign military sales package to Saudi Arabia, USNI News has learned.