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Houthis seize ‘hostile’ vessel off Yemen that Saudis say carried medical equipment

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement that controls northern Yemen hijacked a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo vessel which it said was engaged in “hostile acts” but which the Saudis said was carrying hospital equipment. The ship was heading to the Saudi port of

UKMTO cautions vessels in Red Sea after reports of vessel attack near Yemen

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations has cautioned ships passing by an area in the Red Sea after it received reports of an attack on a vessel some 23 nautical miles west of Yemen’s Ras Isa marine terminal Jan. 2. The

Ex-NIMASA DG proffers strategy to combat attacks on vessels at anchorage

Stakeholders have lamented the growing attacks on vessels at berth and anchorage a development that is beginning to raise concern for both ship owners and crew. Speaking to Vanguard, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA,