Managing Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Rastad announced on Wednesday that the commercial ships carrying cargo to the Iranian ports enjoy full safety in light of security provided by the country for its territorial waters.
Eastern Libyan forces seized a Grenada-flagged ship with Turkish crew on Saturday off the Libyan coast, a spokesman said, amid rising tensions with Turkey, which supports the rival and internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli.
A Yemeni maritime official says the Saudi-led coalition has impounded more than a dozen ships carrying energy derivatives and food destined for the conflict-plagued and impoverished Arab country, despite the fact the vessels had earlier acquired necessary permits from the United Nations.
Iran’s minister of trade said the country will spend nearly €300 million to build 200 large vessels as an ailing shipbuilding sector keeps growing only because foreign companies avoid offering services to the country due to American sanctions.
Iran will start bunkering operations at a newly-built ship fueling terminal on the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm by next month, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said Wednesday.
For the second time in a week, Malta has detained a humanitarian vessel that normally rescues boat refugees off the coast of Libya, where two shipwrecks have claimed the lives of as many as 200 people in recent days.