Iran Tensions – Second UK Warship HMS DUNCAN Arrives in Gulf

HMS Duncan has joined the frigate HMS Montrose to escort vessels sailing under the British flag through the Strait of Hormuz. HMS Montrose has so far accompanied 35 vessels through the strait, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK continued to push for a diplomatic resolution to the […]

Iran Tensions – Panama Confirms Tanker Seized by Iran Was Smuggling Oil – 21.07.2019

Panama’s Maritime Administration (AMP) condemned Sunday the use of Panamanian flagged (PAN) ships for illicit acts, confirming that the tanker RIAH seized by Iran was in fact smuggling oil. Last week the tanker RIAH, stopped transmitting its location on Saturday while sailing through the Strait of Hormuz. Her last known location was in Iranian waters. “We […]

Naval News – Drugs on Navy Training Ship JADRAN – 19.04.2019

Montenegrin military police have seized around 50 kilograms of drugs on board the naval training ship JADRAN, hours before she was scheduled to take students on a training cruise, while moored in the Adriatic Port of Tivat the defence ministry and local media said on Friday. In a dawn raid prompted by a tip off, […]

DRUG BUST – 10 tons of Cannabis – June 2018. Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (GDF) finance police boarded and searched a Dutch Flag fishing vessel QUEST around 130 nautical miles southeast of Sicily after tracking the vessel from the air for two days, seizing over 10 tonnes of cannabis resin worth up to 20 million euros in a […]

SHIP ARREST –  Rescue Vessel OPEN ARMS at Pozzallo, Sicily – 19.03.2018. Prosecutors in Catania have seized the rescue vessel OPEN ARMS operated by the Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms engaged in migrant search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean. The vessel is currently berthed at Pozzallo after she disembarked 218 migrants on Saturday […]