London/Dubai/Panama-Stadt Sie waren gerade mitten auf dem Weg vom Iran rund um Afrika ins Mittelmeer, als die Seeleute an Bord des Öltankers Grace 1 die Flagge Panamas einholen mussten.
LONDON Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so.
LONDON/DUBAI/PANAMA CITY Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran, around Africa's southern tip and into the Mediterranean, the Grace 1 oil tanker lost the flag under which it sailed and ceased to be registered to Panama. Iran later claimed it as its own.
LONDON Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in the region, security companies involved said.
LONDON Shipping companies sailing through the Middle East Gulf are being urged to avoid having private armed security guards onboard as the risk of escalation in the region rises, industry associations say.
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LONDON Shipping companies, refineries, freight derivatives or diesel cracks? Investment funds are placing their bets as the shipping sector prepares for new rules limiting sulphur emissions from ocean-going vessels.
LONDON/DUBAI British Royal Marines seized a giant Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that drew Tehran's fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West. | Video
London/Dubai Die britische Marine hat vor Gibraltar einen iranischen Öl-Tanker festgesetzt, der gegen EU-Sanktionen gegen Syrien verstoßen haben soll.
LONDON Companies are leaving Britain's shipping registry due to uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union and future commercial arrangements with the bloc, industry officials say.