9 January 2024
Freight News

Threat to Ships Expands into Arabian Sea

The attempted hijack of a Liberia-flagged bulk carrier in the Arabian Sea on January 4 has raised navigational safety concerns already confronting the container shipping industry around Red Sea/Suez Canal routings.

The hijack attempt came after Indian forces had tightened surveillance and patrols in the region following a drone attack on another vessel off the Gujarat coast two weeks ago.

Industry sources see these incidents as a sign that the shipping security crisis, involving missile/drone attacks by Iran-backed Houthis from southern Yemen on commercial ships transiting the Red Sea, is not only worsening, but also spilling over to other regions.

Read more in an article from The Loadstar.

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